Step 6: Review Your Proofs

Approximately one week after we receive your order and payment, you will receive via email a FREE digital proof of your cover and pages for review and approval.

You can request hard copy proofs via 2 Day shipping for an extra charge. We recommend a hard copy proof for color accuracy and photo quality representation as home office monitors and color printers are not reliable.

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Take Note

Keeping proofs longer than 5 days or requesting additional proofs will delay production.

Pages Proof

The pages proof represents how the production file will print and is to ensure that all pages are in the correct order and to your specifications. If any pages require changes, you must resubmit them; we do not make corrections to your pages.

Your proof is NOT the time to proofread pages. Carefully proofread all pages BEFORE sending your order to avoid correction fees, additional proof charges, and delayed production.

Take Note

What is text reflow? Fonts that are not loaded properly may get substituted, causing pages to not start or end with the correct content. Check your PDF pages carefully for reflow and re-PDF your file, if needed.


Cover Proof

A color cover proof will be sent for your approval. Minor edits in type or color may be made to the first proof. Design, illustration, or color changes are subject to extra design time which is charged at $60/hour. Changes may also require an additional proof, which incurs an extra proof charge.

Production will continue when we receive proof approval and the second payment. If you request hard copy proofs, they must be returned to us to continue production. Normal production is 15 business days. For faster service, you may request a 10 Day RUSH service for an extra charge.