Free Proofing Options

Hard Copy Proofs:

To ensure that your prints meet your needs, CatPrint offers free hard copy proofs! We recommend ordering a hard copy proof with every order to see how your prints will look before receiving your full order. To take advantage of this service, simply select the "Free Hard-Copy Proof" option on the checkout page before placing your order. We will mail you one copy of each job in your order - the proof will begin processing within 1-2 business days. If you need to receive your proofs faster, we offer overnight delivery for a flat rate of $40.

The first proof is free of charge - any additional proofs after that are $10.

Once you approve your proofs, we begin production on your order. If you would like alter your order in any way after seeing your proofs, please contact us and reference your order number.

Please note that you should place your full order when requesting, not one copy of each.

Online Proofs:

We also offer free online proofs with every order. You can select an online proof from the drop down menu on the checkout page. Since online proofs only take 1 business day or less to prepare, they are a great option if you would like to review your order but don’t have time to wait for a physical proof.

Online proofs are ideal for checking for misspellings, grammar, and punctuation errors. The online proof will also show where your jobs will be trimmed and folded.

An online proof is not suggested if you are concerned with specific color matching as there is always some color variation from monitor to print. An online proof may or may not show potential layering issues.

Some things to check for while proofing your image:

  • Check that all of your text is displaying correctly. If it's not, check the settings on your PDF creation utility and make sure that you are embedding fonts and flattening the layers in the PDF.
  • Check your spelling, phone numbers, web links, and email addresses.
  • Check to make sure that you have the correct margins. For full bleed documents see the full bleed help information for more details.
  • Check to make sure that the flip style parameter is correct.
  • Check to make sure you have uploaded all your pages.

  • Selecting “Hold For Payment” will not make your order go active in our system. You should put in your payment information when ordering your proof. If you order the proof and no longer want to go through with the order, you do have the option to cancel the order for a full refund.

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