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Hard Copy Proofing Policy for Books & Booklets


Hard Copy Proofing for Books and Booklets is a process of printing one copy to make sure the following issues/errors can be caught & corrected before the entire job is printed.

  • Position & Placement: (for e.g. No text is getting cut, or nothing is very close to the edge of the paper).
  • Pagination (e.g. - it is very important to see how the pages look after binding, i.e. the text are not very close to the spine and cannot be read without breaking the spine and damaging the book)
  • Missing art or elements due to transparency issues (sometime due to transparencies, the soft PDF proof will not catch these errors. It might look fine on the screen, but when printed the background transparency will be converted into something unpredictable. There are many reason it happens, please search online for Transparency Problems to learn more). Hence it is very important to flatten to PDF before sending files.
  • Spelling & Grammatical Mistakes (Surveys and Test have shown that it is much easier to catch spelling and other mistakes when reading on paper then on screen)
  • Low Resolution images (on the screen it will look fine, but when printed they will look pixilated, due to the fact that screen is 72 dpi vs. print is 300 dpi)

a) For Soft Cover and Hard Cover Perfect Bound Books - the Hard Copy Proof is exactly the same as the final product.

b) For Booklets (Saddle Stitched) - the Hard Copy Proof is printed on our HP Indigo on the actual paper you ordered. So you can get a feel of the paper and an idea of how the colors will be. Please DO NOT use this proof as a COLOR Proof. If your job is printed on our HP Indigo then the proof will match closely to the final product. But if it is printed on our Offset Press then the colors may differ.

c) Hard Copy Proofing is not meant for color approval. We print to industry standard color and the hard copy proof which was sent to you was printed on our digital press. If your job is color critical and needs high level of color accuracy then please call and discuss about the job before placing an order or signing this Proofing Policy.

d) Once you receive the hard copy proof and if everything looks fine then please sign the proofing policy and fax it back to us. Once we receive the faxed approval - your job is released to production and the turnaround clock will start ticking from that point on.

By entering your name and email below and submitting the Proofing Policy, I acknowledge that I understand the hard copy proofing process and the intricacies involved in the proofing and printing process. I furthermore understand that by signing and sending this back to PrintPapa, I am releasing my print job to production and that the turnaround for this job will go in effect once PrintPapa receives this signed Proofing Policy.

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