There’s no limit to the number of edits you can make to your electronic proof. Keep making changes until you’re satisfied. If you’re new to printing, we recommend giving yourself some extra time to review your files carefully.
Make sure you check:
- Graphic design and style choices
You can choose to send your project to print without resolving the issues flagged by our system, but if you do, we can’t fix any problems that might arise as a result.
You are responsible for your project’s words and images, and how they’re organized and prepared for production.
Our team of experts can help you resolve certain graphical and layout issues before going to print.
However, we work from the understanding that the content and design you submit is what you wish to use for the final project.
This means we do not check for typos or problems with the content.
To avoid any common issues, please follow our helpful checklist.
Print file set up checklist
We recommend taking the time to do the following when proofing your designs:
Manual check – Review all issues flagged by our system. Manually check every single page. Our system will catch the vast majority of technical printing issues, but it still isn’t as sharp as the human eye.
Please check that the sequence of your pages is correct and that all required pages are displayed in the previews.
Images – Our website will warn you if images are under 100dpi, or if fonts aren’t embedded within your file. We can print your file with low resolution images. We can’t print your file if fonts aren’t embedded, and would require you to embed the font and resupply the artwork. This can delay the print job, so please double check.
Bleed – Click on each individual thumbnail to check the content is within the trim boundary.
You can also check that important information is not within the quiet areas or in the spine gutter boundary (if the item is to be perfect bound).
Text – Make sure all fonts are embedded correctly and that there are no strange text characters appearing in your proof. Also keep an eye out for missing text, and check that everything is in the right place. Always proofread and spell check your prints before uploading.
Proper proofing prevents disappointment.