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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Checking Image Proofs

Image proofs are sometimes referred to as random proofs or scatter proofs, since they are proofs of just the images without any page-layout context. If you’re unsure of how your own scans or digital photos will reproduce, or if the print service provider has performed scans of supplied artwork or transparencies, you may want to proof images before going ahead with the remaining print production steps. Check these issues:

  • Size. Are images the correct size? If some images are used multiple times at different sizes within the project, are there separate images for wide variations in scale factor?

  • Crop. Is there sufficient image to fill the intended area when you place it in the page layout? Make sure nothing important has been ...

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