A proof is a photographic print that is essentially "straight out of the camera", having been made with no color- or density-correction (contrast proof with print, which has this correction done to it). Proofs are typically delivered to our clients as 4x6 images, printed on matte-finish RC paper. The primary advantage of proofs over a proof catalog is that the images are larger and easier to see.
A sample printout of the final product. A proof can be preliminary (requiring your input for further revisions) or final (usually your last chance to make changes and corrections without incurring significant additional costs or time delays). Preliminary proofs of some document types can be sent by email or posted to a private website for review.
A single print of a document which serves as a means of verifying proper text and layout. In analog proof procedures such as Dry-Match and Press-Match, the proof is created from ready imaged films, which accurately show the subsequent print product. In digital proofing, the page composed on the computer is output on a color printer. This proof is more cost-effective, as it does not require the use of film, though imaging procedures remain untested.
an impression printed ( pulled) directly from a die or a plate, usually done before production of stamps begins. A proof is made to "prove" (approve) the engraving of the die, or the transfer to the plate. Proofs are also pulled to enable engravers to see how their work on a die is progressing. see Progressive Proof. Proofs have been made as philatelic favors for dignitaries, sometimes years after the stamp was issued. The BEP kept accurate records of all proofs that were made. Proofs tend to have sharper images than the corresponding stamps. Scott numbers for proofs contain a P.
a sheet of printed copy that is a representation of a printed piece. Both appearance and composition accuracy are examined and corrections are marked on the proof itself.
A proof is printed to check for errors before printing the finished product.
A trial impression of a printed image.
A final copy or impression of a map destined for printing and publishing. The proof can be a copy of a map in monochrome or full colour produced by photo-mechanical, lithographic, or digital means for the purpose of inspection or editing.
A sample image intended to be used for the purpose of selecting a final image. Proofs are often stamped with the word "proof" on the face of the image to identify them as proofs and sometimes to prevent their being used in place of a final image.
A reasonably accurate representation of how a printed project is intended to look. A proof is the final step in the quality control process prior to printing.
See impression and artist's proo
A test print made for evaluation purposes, whether for content or technical quality.
a representation of the final product - also to check the pre-press output for errors.
A test print made for the purpose of evaluating density, contrast, colour balance, subject composition, and the like.
A reproduction of news or advertising made to permit checking the accuracy or completeness of the work.
A representation of what a page or job will look like when it is printed on a printing press. Proofs are designed to simulate, as closely as possible, the exact appearance a job will take when printed on press; many proofs are made using the same film that will be used to make the printing plates. The proof is used by the designer to verify that the page looks the way he intended, and is used by the press operator to adjust ink flow on press to match the designer's intent. A proof sometimes forms a contract between a designer and a printing firm; the proof indicates how the final printed piece produced by the printing firm should look. Such a proof is called a "contract proof."
A representation of what an image will look like when printed. These can be created I many ways, and are used to check for errors or as reference when preparing materials for press.
an image of the type as set used to check for errors in the typesetting. Page proofs are proofs that are set up like pages in the final book, as opposed to galleys in which the text lines follow one after another without page breaks.
Impressions pulled before the printing of the edition in which the development of the image is tracked and various inks, colors, papers, and other variables are tested.
A sample black and white layout showing positioning of the type and copy.
Trial prints from type, negatives or plates used for detecting errors. to top
The final image to be created, used to check for errors.
a facsimile of the printed item prepared during various stages of the process for the customer’s approval.
A representation of the finished product created for customer inspection prior to actual printing
Proof, also known as hardcopy proof, is a close representation of the final printed piece provided by PsPrint. A proof is provided to predict results on press and record how the final printed piece will appear in terms of color, layout and accuracy. Production does not begin printing the final piece until the proof has been approved by the client.
an impression of an ad or other printed piece pulled for purposes of checking accuracy and quality of reproduction.
An intermediate stage in the document production process when pages are checked for errors and corrected.
Composed copy for editing that has already gone through one or more of the prepress procedures.
The first copy of the actual book, used to find errors and make necessary corrections.
A copy of a pasted-up page used to check for errors. To check a page is to proofread it.
(printing) an impression made to check for errors
a trial photographic print from a negative
make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
read for errors; "I should proofread my manuscripts"
make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.; "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
a close approximation of how your book will look when printed
a draft of your project before it is printed
a file that we send to you before it goes off to print
a full-size sample print of a small portion of the larger job
an impression of a print pulled prior to the regular, published edition of the print
a printed or electronic sample of an image used to make your selections
a printer which is used to simulate the output results of another printer or a press
a rough impression of a manuscript set up in type, or of a drawing engraved, for the author's correction
a sample of what your print order will look like, before it is printed
a sample test of the potential run of copies we'll be doing for you
a simulation of the document's appearance before printing, that shows final color, layout and text
a single print of an original which serves as a definitive means of verifying the layout and color for subsequent printing
a small-scale print of your poster
a term used by printing companies that means they printed a trial version of your brochure so you can look at it and confirm it is the way you want it
a "test" of the final printing process by the printer to make certain that the four color image is rendering exactly as the artist intended
a test print of an image to check its colour fidelity and contrast
a trial impression of typeset material
a way of ensuring that the printed piece we will produce will match the desired look of the document
a way of ensuring that we have followed your instructions for design, layout, typesetting and color
a way of ensuring that your file will print exactly as you expected
a way of ensuring the accuracy of your printed piece
A prototype of the printed job that is made from plate, film, or electronic data. Used for in-house quality control and/or for customer inspection and approval.
A copy of a layout to be printed. Used for checking the accuracy of layout, type matter and for some proofs, color reproduction.
A copy of typeset material sent to authors, editors, or managing editors for correction of typographical errors.
A copy made before the full job is run, in order to check quality and accuracy of origination and specification.
A Pre-Production test print used to correct typos, positional errors, layout problems, and color aspects.
A copy of an advertisement as it will appear once produced or printed.
A sample of your finished card before it is printed. After your photo(s) and text are integrated into your selected design, a proof of your card is posted online for you to review prior to giving your approval. This is your chance to check spelling, positioning, and to make sure the card appears exactly as you wanted before the cards are actually printed.
Used to check copy for errors. Proofs can be in the form of Laser, Digital or litho.
A pre-production print, made for the purpose of checking the accuracy of layout, type matter, tone and colour reproduction.
Normally refers to GALLEYs, but a proof can be taken at any stage of the printing process. It's a single set of PAGEs to be checked, edited or approved.
A sample of work to be checked for errors.
A black and white preview of your item to view for spelling, layout and grammatical errors. Proofs are emailed to you for your review items are held until the proof is approved. Proofs may be faxed or emailed back. Fax is best when corrections are necessary.
preparing writing for pubication and or dissemination by checking spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage, paragraph indentation, neatness, and legibility
Any early copy of to-be-reproduced material produced as a means of checking for typos or other similar errors, as well as positional errors, layout problems, and color aspects.
A document to be marked for corrections.
A rendering of a printing project made with less-expensive material for the means of checking imposition, spelling or colors before the expense of actual negatives and plates are made
An example of how your final invitation, announcement or stationery will appear. A proof enables you to confirm the accuracy of spelling, information and spacing. At NoteworthyNotes, proofs are available for most items and are encouraged for birth announcements and party invitations. Pricing for proofs varies by vendor. You will be notified if your order requires a proof (and told the cost of that proof) before we place your order.
A trial impression taken from an original die or plate Provisional A stamp issued for temporary use
a single trial print pulled by the artist to check the progress of the image and how it is printing.
A copy of a piece for correcting by the client before the job is printed.
Samples of copy made from type, plates, negatives, or positives. Used to check internally or to customer for correction or approval before printing.
Color proof taken on production printing press rather than on a proof press.
A test print made from a negative to show image focus and detail. Colors and Contrast may or may not be exact. Proofs are used as an intermediate step in the selection of images for final printing. They are a very useful tool to show instructions for cropping, color correction, enlargement size,...etc. before final prints are made. In years past, proofs were not “fixed” chemically and would gradually fade out within several weeks. Today, most proofs are simply small machine prints.
First print or copy of a mailing piece (as in a blueprint). A photograph prior to re-touching or cropping.
Test image made to reveal errors, flaws, and give you the opportunity to make any corrections before the final image is produced. A proof will capture how a printing job is intended to appear when finished.
A copy of a document for checking prior to printing.
A reproduction that shows the components of a book (text, art, etc.) so that they can be checked for quality and accuracy.
is an unfinished impression, a trial or working proof.
whole or partial accepted design of note printed for propose of checking some details.
A method of checking for errors prior to printing an order. Normally the last prepress operation. A press proof is used by the printing press operator to ensure the correctness of the finished product during the production of the order.
Hard copy representation of files or films generated to simulate printed product.
An impression of type on paper on which corrections and alterations are made.
Utilized to ensure there are no errors or omissions prior to printing a document.
(1.) A scaled, black and white print of a product that is to be printed, engraved, etched, etc. A proof may include additional information such as production notes or dimensions. (2.) The process or act of verifying that something was produced correctly. As in to proof read. (3.) A trial sheet of printed material that is checked against the original or master, and on which corrections are noted.
Sample of artwork to be checked for errors and omissions by the client.
Normal-sized pictures used by the couple to select prints. Proofs have not been retouched and must often be returned to the photographer.
A typeset manuscript which is likely to undergo minor or extensive editing before the final version is released. These are unlikely to have art, gloss, or frills of any kind.
an example of the invitation on plain white paper with black and white wording showing the typestyle and layout. A proof is highly recommended prior to printing your invitations.
A laser printout or as such used to evaluate the typesetting layout and design of a job prior to printing.
Working copy used for review and approval.
The proo f is a copy of your job, which you then can make corrections on.Your printer will fix it before it goes to press.
Impression of type or artwork on paper to allow the correctness and quality of the material to be checked.
a copy obtained from inked type, plate, block or screen for checking purposes.
Impression from composed type or blocks, taken for checking and correction, from a lithographic plate to check accuracy of layout, type matter, tone and color reproduction.
A copy of typeset material used for proofreading, corrections, and alterations.
A representation of the printed piece, created either electronically or in print, that demonstrates what has been produced in the film or plate procedures.
A working copy of typeset material printed for the purpose of checking content and format and of making corrections.
Print pre-stage. A printer is utilized which is exactly calibrated and gives as close as possible representation of the final printed picture from the larger printing machine so that the expected result of the final print-out can be evaluated before printing begins.
The first reproduction of the ad as it will appear in the newspaper, often used to check for accuracy.
A pre-press copy used to make corrections to the piece before printing.
A preliminary single or multi-colour copy of a map, chart or graphic produced by photo-mechanical processes for the purpose of editing and correction, and to show final appearance before printing.
A page of typeset copy to check for corrections.
A smaller print - often 8 x 10 inches - used to evaluate a file prior to printing.
general description of any kind of check of accuracy and quality control of a book's content; might be used of typesetting (when normally takes the form of a photocopy), of the reproduction of illustrations, or as a final check before printing (see ozalid).
A printed copy of your layout at size on a device which produces accurate color. Proofs for your ad can be done using a number of different methods each with their own differences in quality and cost. Desktop proof: includes on-screen previews or desktop prints such as ink-jet, laser, or dye sublimation. On-screen previews are for your benefit only. For your ad submittal you will need to include in the package at least a desktop proof. Depending on the quality of your printer, your CMS system and it's calibration, and the media used, your proof may not match what appears in the magazine. The proofs listed below are widely accepted by printers and are more accurate at displaying the final product than desktop proofs. Separation proofs: includes overlay proofs and bluelines (geared more toward the traditional film/plate process as opposed to computer-to-plate) as well as laminate proofs. Laminate proofs (Fuji ColorArts, DuPont Cromalin, and 3M Matchprint) uses the four color separations and binds them together to give a representation of the final printed product. Color is more accurate than desktop proofs, but the paper used can alter the color temperatures slightly.
The practice has grown up of creating a number of artist's and printer's proofs, in addition to the regular edition of impressions. Most reputable print-makers will limit these proofs to three of each.
Test sheet made to reveal errors or flaws, predict results, and record how a printing job is intended to appear.
Copy of the art sent to the customer for approval before the job goes into production.
One form of a pre publication copy of a book, usually in plain wrappers, see also advance reader, galley
A smaller print, printed at 1/2 to 1/3 size or on an "A" size sheet, used to evaluate the quality of the print before an edition is begun.
One of various forms of a book before the final published copy
During the plate-making process, trial impressions are taken of the plate to assure that it is satisfactory. Stamps from the printed sheets are termed proofs.
A sample of how a finished piece is intended to look and used to check for errors.
Any printed copy before it goes to press. Usually made on a printer or photocopy machine.
An unfinished certificate usually created while still in the engraving stage to check details. Proofs may be missing certain features or words later included on final-production certificates. Proofs may be printed on thin tissue-like paper, india paper, or thick card stock. If subsequently folded, card-stock proofs tend to be in poor condition. Unlike specimens, proofs tend to be one-of-a-kind items.
a copy of the project obtained from laser or color printer, blueline, or composite color, for checking consistency and accuracy.
A reproduction of what the printed job should look like. Can take many forms, such as black-and-white, color, blueline, Matchprint, and so forth.
Short for proofread. Also means to check the color and position of text and images on a page layout.
A representation of the printed product which is checked prior to print production.
A page on which newly set copy is reproduced to make possible the correction of errors.
Proofs are trial prints made to test the properties of the plate.
Impression taken from types, blocks, or plates for checking for errors and making amendments prior to printing.
An impression taken at any stage in the making of a print that is not part of the edition.
In graphic arts, any of a number of preliminary prints used to assess the quality of reproduction before final printing begins.
Traditionally a printed copy, unbound, used for proofreading. See also galley proof.
A test print run used to check and edit copy and layout before the final print run.
Laser, chemical or blueline proof prepared prior to printing which allows the client to check how colour, photos, type, art and so on, will register and print.
A method of checking for errors prior to printing a job. Normally, the proof is the last prepress operation and it consists of either a hard copy of the job to be printed or a computer-generated imaged of the job to be printed. A press-proof is used by printing-press operators to ensure the correctness of the finished product during the production of an order.
In graphic arts, a colored material, substrate or dye used to simulate the subtractive printing primaries of cyan, magenta and yellow and also includes black as well as the other colors. The colorants used in these proof materials should render process colors with no apparent hue error. When the proof colors are combined in registration they will show the approximate printing values, colors and hues of how an original will look when printed or compared to how the original looked.
A representation used to check and correct layout and color reproduction of a final printed piece
An impression printed prior to the printing of the bon à tirer impression. Trial proofs may differ from the numbered edition if they are printed prior to minor corrections in the stone or plate. They may simply be weak impressions printed en route to the bon à tirer , or they may be trial impressions on a paper different from that ultimately chosen by the artist for the printing of the edition. Only impressions printed in black or in colors identical to those used in the edition are designated as trial proofs.
Any reproduction of a die impression in any material; often a lead or plaster cast. See also die proof.
In commercial art and printing, a mockup from the designer or the printer that allows the client to review the final layout and make any necessary changes before the final piece is printed, produced or published on the web.
A test print from a plate or block. May be used in some situations interchangeably with "print".
"Proofreading" to look over items before they are printed and mark errors and changes for correction.
An impression of a page or section of matter for printing