A proof allows you to see a print-ready version of your file before we print it. It shows any technical issues in your design and includes recommendations from our prepress team on how to make your artwork file ready for printing. Learn more about our free file review.
All files go through a free 33-point human and computer inspection to spot any errors in the design. Our prepress team check for technical issues in artwork dimensions, resolution, bleed/safety areas, and more.
Yes, we can check your files for errors before you place your order. We will email you with a link to the press-ready PDF proof, which you will see under Your Account. When you’re ready to place an order, just approve the PDF proof and proceed to checkout.
Yes, we also offer hard copy proofs, which we recommend if your artwork is color critical. You can request this proof after placing your order.
Please note that hard copy proofs may be printed on a different substrate than the one you ordered. Colors in the printed project may differ depending on the finish you select (e.g., gloss, matte, or UV). We do not offer hard copy proofs for artwork that will be printed on uncoated paper.
We do our best to give our customers the best color match for their artwork. However, getting the exact color match is not always possible. The texture, finish, and type of material used for the project could affect the colors on the final printed product.
Sure, we can. However, the switch can make the colors different in the final print. But don’t worry: We will send you a PDF proof of your file before we print it. This way, you can see how your project will look like before we begin printing.
Some images appear blurry when printed. This is caused by low image resolution, which makes the artwork look pixelated. To fix this, use an image with at least 300 dpi. Learn more about image resolution.