Due to our high standards of control, we use the electronic proofs 99% of the time. That also saves time and transport expenses. The electronic proofs are the final, print-ready files of the interior and cover that we send to our clients for final approval before they are uploaded for print.
This is the most accurate type of proof and guarantees that what you see is what you’ll get when you receive the finished product. This is also the most expensive type of proofing because of the preparation of the plates, the book set-up, calibration of the machines, etc. It is recommended for more specialised jobs such as high-quality art books, full colour or B&W photo books.
Digital proofs (cromalins)
We use digital proofs (cromalins) to check the registration of the colours of the cover or the content. You could also send us digital proofs so that we can comply with your special requirements. Alternatively, we could courier you digital proofs for validation. Depending on the number of digital proofs, the shared expenses are between 20GBP and 60GBP for a digital proof of the cover or a section of the book.
In some cases, we might produce a blank dummy of a book or a catalogue using the actual materials for the job. That allows the client to see the folding, gathering and binding of the product and its actual size.
Set of printed and folded sheets for approval / Check copy
In this case, you receive a set of printed and folded sheets for approval prior to binding for you to make a final check and make changes, if necessary. That type of proofing is usually used for upmarket and exclusive products.