Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Proofing, part of Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks.
…During the life of a print job, there may be more than one proofing cycle.…The first proofing cycling is for judging color and content long before printing.…So usually, an individual page of a project, or certainly an ad,…will be proofed to check the content before sending it to imposition.…It's also sent for customer approval, and…then if there had been any corrections made…and this is the second round of proofing, that second proof is to help confirm…that any corrections that were requested have been made.…Here you can see an individual page proof coming out of an inkjet printer.…
Now keep in mind, this is not like your desktop inkjet printer, this is…highly calibrated and color profiled so it…gives faithful color rendition of this job.…Once a job has been imposed, that imposed flat will be proofed, to make…sure that the pages are in correct position and that no errors have crept in.…And, a proof…like this is printed from the RIPped data, that's going to actually make the plates.…And again, remember, RIP is a good thing, it means raster image processor.…
- Submitting your job
- Preflighting files
- Understanding press-check etiquette
- Checking press sheets