Printing Sample and Proof: What Is the Difference?
In the case of the proof or hard proof, the paper is only simulated. Certain aspects such as its structure and transparency cannot be reproduced. The same goes for the paper’s color. Based on this proof, the copy is produced using plates in the offset-print technique.
A great alternative to this is the printing sample. It is produced based on the proof and all possible hurdles such as color distortions on monitors are avoided. You get a real copy of your layouts and designs which gives you the possibility to carry out optimizations at different stages of the planning phase. The printing sample is produced via the digital printing process and shows the print exactly as it will look later.
What Are the Advantages of a Printing Sample?
The printing sample is carried out based on the relevant data. One big advantage lies in the fact that a printing plate is not needed as an intermediate carrier as opposed to using the combination of hard proof and offset printing.
Printing Samples in Combination with EyeC Software
At EyeC, we offer you the perfect software solution for Artwork & Pre-Press Inspection. You receive press-ready data that can be used for your printing sample. This way, you can make sure that any error has been found and corrected before a printing plate is created and you save resources as well as time.