A design proof is a digital representation of your custom product that shows what it will look like with your finalized design. It's important to note that a design proof is not an official digital mockup - it's more just like a glimpse of how your design lays out on our product templates.
Once you place your custom order with noissue, our Pre-Press Team will review your design to make sure it’s ready for printing. A final design proof will then be sent to you for approval before it goes into production.
Before giving your approval for printing, please carefully review all text and graphics for any errors (i.e. spelling, colors, layout, size, etc.). Please also keep in mind that a design proof is not an official digital mockup of the printed product, but a representation of how your final design lays out on our product templates before going into production.
Please note that the dotted trim line within your design proof marks where your design will be cut in production. Anything outside of this dotted line will be cut off and will not be printed on the final product.
Please also note that, just like most things that you order online, the colors projected by your device’s screen when viewing your proof may vary slightly from the ones in real life. This is because the screen on your device renders your digital design proof in RGB colors while your actual product goes through color processing (you can read more about the RGB here).
For your reference, depending on the product and design, we use the Pantone Matching System or the CMYK color process to print colors (you can learn more about these here). Pantone colors can be matched directly to swatches whereas CMYK colors can differ from printer to printer and may come out a little darker. This means that the colors used for a product that uses Pantone colors (i.e. noissue Tissue) may vary slightly from the colors used for a product that uses CMYK (i.e. noissue Stickers) for the same design.
Don’t worry - our Pre-Press Team will work with you to get as close a color match as possible and recommend the best colors to use for a final result that you’re happy with!
By approving your design proof, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the proof disclaimer and are responsible for any errors found after approval.
If you’re having trouble with color matching, consistency, or if you have any questions about your design proof, just get in touch with us here, and we’ll be happy to help.