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Hard copy proofs are optional and are at an additional cost.

Offset press (CMYK)

Hard copy proofs are printed using high quality Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printers on white semi-matte Epson proofing paper which is ideally suited for simulating commercial printing applications.  Additionally no coating (e.g. UV or AQ) is applied to your hard copy proof. Due to the difference in the printing equipment, paper type and the lack of coating between the proofing equipment and the offset press some color difference should be excepted between the hard copy proof and your final printed job. Your hard copy proof should be used as an 'approximation' to your final printed job.

A hard copy proof is not a single sample of your final product

A hard copy proof is merely your artwork printed as specified above on a flat sheet of paper. Its purpose is to see your final layout and color; not a sample of your product. For instance, a hard copy proof of a presentation folder is NOT a single sample of your final presentation folder; it is ONLY the artwork of your presentation folder printed on a flat sheet of paper as explained above. An offset press can NOT print a single piece; the cost associated with printing a single piece is almost the same as printing an entire job. An offset press is not like a digital laser printer where you can print one copy; it requires extensive costly setup which is the same for printing a single piece or 10,000 pieces. 

 

Offset press (PMS spot color)

Hard copy proofs are printed using high quality Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printers on white semi-matte Epson proofing paper and should not be use for evaluating color in PMS jobs since you will receive an accurate color match in PMS printing.

A hard copy proof is not a single sample of your final product

A hard copy proof is merely your artwork printed as specified above on a flat sheet of paper. Its purpose is to see your final layout and color; not a sample of your product. For instance, a hard copy proof of a presentation folder is NOT a single sample of your final presentation folder; it is ONLY the artwork of your presentation folder printed on a flat sheet of paper as explained above. An offset press can NOT print a single piece; the cost associated with printing a single piece is almost the same as printing an entire job. An offset press is not like a digital laser printer where you can print one copy; it requires extensive costly setup which is the same for printing a single piece or 10,000 pieces. 

Digital press

Your hard copy proof will be produced using the same equipment and the material that will be used in producing the job. Therefore your hard copy proof will very closely resemble the final work.

Production time

One business day after you approve your digital proof from the time order is placed. A digital proof is produced initially for all hard copy proofs to eliminate potential errors and re-proofing hard copy proofs. A hard copy proof will only be produced after you approve your digital proof.