Prepress is all about the details.
With unforgiving deadlines, it’s critical that files go to the printer in as close to “print-ready as possible” state as possible. No longer is there much time to add/fix/append files during the proofing process. The designers that figure this out get their jobs done faster, with less stress and a better result.
Using Industry Standard Applications
EP accepts files created with industry standard applications InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Abobe PDF. Other applications may be submitted but require more time and more money.
More changes? Another proof? Isn't this the time? Your job is never getting on press...
Understanding the proofing process
to get your job done right AND fast.
Getting through the proofing process smoothly is about understanding what type of proof you are looking at, and what that proof represents. Below are the proofs you’ll be looking at plus a tutorial about how to make changes to each.
If you are unhappy with anything on this proof, please contact your Job Planner immediately to discuss. Spot color proofs are for color separation and position only. Actual print colors will adhere to Pantone standards.
This is NOT color accurate.
A PDF Proof is generated either from your request to bypass the high resolution proof due an extremely tight deadline, or during a subsequent round of proofing where only minor changes are required.
PDF proofs are fast and convenient for content checking, but only color accurate relative to RGB monitor technology. Please check carefully before approving. Again, this is NOT a color accurate proof.
NATIVE DESIGN FILES
(InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop)
We do a lot of prep work on native files for best results on press and for finishing. This work is reflected in your proof. IF YOU HAVE CHANGES, please request our “working files” before making any changes. This methodology makes the proofing and printing process more reliable, and reduces delays in production.