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

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Checking Page Proofs

Not every print service provider creates proofs of individual pages. Some may show you imposed proofs, which serve a dual purpose: You can check page content and color, and you and the print service provider can check for correct pagination (page position as a result of imposition). When viewing page proofs, you should check for the following:

  • Correct size. Make sure the page dimensions are correct.

  • Bleed. Make sure there is adequate bleed. If images must bleed, make sure they don’t fall short.

  • Image area. Make sure no artwork or text falls too close to the trim edge or interior spine. Such artwork will be at risk of trimming out or disappearing into a fold.

  • Correct fonts. Check to make sure text intended to be bold or italic ...

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