Do I get some type of proof before my job is printed?

Updated 6 months ago by Alexis Underwood

Yes! You will have three options to choose from:

FREE ONLINE PROOF ($0)

We recommend this proof where a “pleasing color” is acceptable. This service is free of charge and is a great way to view your proof as soon as it is ready. You will receive an email to access your proof via our website. Once you approve the order it will be sent into production. Please note that your monitor's calibration affects what you see on your screen. Colors viewed on computer monitors may vary significantly from the appearance of the final printed piece. Our online proofs are only meant to be a visual tool for proofing, and are only a rough draft of the final printed piece. Do not trust the colors on your monitor unless you have a monitor that has been accurately calibrated to SWOP standards. Because of this, 4OVER4.COM cannot guarantee exact color matching.

HARD COPY COLOR PROOF ($75)

If color matching is absolutely critical to your job, you can also request a hard copy color proof from 4OVER4.COM. This may include cosmetics, color swatch samples or any subject that must be critically true to color. You will receive an online proof and once that is approved the hardcopy proof will be sent to you. The cost for a color proof is $75 ($150 for multi-page booklets or catalogs). The price includes the shipping of the proof to you via UPS overnight. The customer is responsible for shipping the proof back to 4OVER4.COM. These color proofs are SWOP calibrated. Only SWOP color proofs will accurately represent the color in your digital file. These proofs must be returned prior to printing since they are used as a color reference for the press. Your job will not be considered approved until the proof is signed and returned to 4OVER4.COM.

STRAIGHT TO PRODUCTION ONLINE PROOF ($0)

If selected, this option means that while you will still have an online proof created, the order will not be dependent on your approval before it is sent to production. If your job passes our free expert file review and no technical issues are detected, it will automatically be sent to production. You will only be contacted if there is an issue we cannot fix.


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