You may have seen us referring to the handy design proofing system we provide on all orders, but you might not know what this means and how you benefit from it.
The design proof stage is an important step in your custom sticker ordering process, allowing you to confirm that everything looks right before we send your order to print.
A design proof is a digital simulation of the printed result, shown on a monitor. In other words, it shows you on your screen how your stickers will look once you have them in your hand.
We pride ourselves on excellent service, which is why you’ll always get a design proof with every order. We won’t keep you waiting for it either; our designers work quickly and accurately so you can get your stickers as soon as possible.
What do I do with a proof?
Now you know what a proof is, you may still be unsure what you need to do once you get one. This is your chance to ensure that you’re totally happy with the product that you’re going to receive.
Things to check for include:
- Layout - is everything in the right place?
- Spelling - are there any typos or spelling errors?
- Cut lines - are they placed where you want them to be?
- Colours - do the colours match what you want?
- Size - are the dimensions correct?
How do proofs help with colour?
We always strive to make the colours of your design or logo look their absolute best.
However, the colour on your proof will not be 100% identical to the end product. This is a common consideration in printing, as the screen will show you RGB, whereas we work with CMYK when printing. But don't worry - this is barely noticeable to the human eye and you don't need to understand the jargon to get a great sticker with Stickerit.
If you need a very specific colour, we can arrange for you to send us a sample and our designers will do their very best to get a match that’s as close as physically possible for you.
How do you show cut lines on a proof?
You’ll see a number of coloured lines on your design proof – these indicate different places where your sticker will be cut. The coloured lines wont show on your sticker though!
- A magenta line shows the thru cut. This is the edge of your sticker.
- A green line shows the kiss cut. This is where only the vinyl will be cut through and not the backing paper, meaning the border will extend to the magenta line.
- A grey background is used for clear stickers to represent the transparent part, which can extend past the magenta line.
How do I request changes to my design proof?
You can ask us to change any detail you like about your sticker as we want you to be 100% happy with the product you’re going to receive.
Whether you want the borders to be wider, slightly adjust the size, tweak the colours or even switch sticker type, we will endeavour to make all the changes you need or want.
Simply reply to the email in which you receive your proof and our design team will quickly adjust your proof, ready to be sent back to you for approval.