Friday, December 5, 2014

Proofing a Design: What to look for

Proofing a design can be tricky if you do not know what to look for. Oftentimes you may focus on just the design elements, but you may overlook an incorrect phone number, costing you time and money. It is very important to look over your design in it's entirety and we have developed a checklist to help you do that that! Our checklist is a guide to help you navigate your graphic design artwork when you are proofing.

We suggest starting with the most vital information first: All of the content.
Here are the most common elements to check when proofing:
  • All Contact Details
    • Name(s)
    • Address(es)
    • Web URL(s)
    • Email Addresse(s)
    • Phone Number(s)
    • Fax Number(s)
  • Spelling & Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Typographical Errors
  • Legal Compliances / “Small Print" (if applicable)
  • Product Codes and Reference Numbers
After you have reviewed your artwork proof for content, you will move onto the second half: The look of your design.
  • Pagination (Confirm the document’s size, page numbering and ordering is correct)
  • General Layout, Color & Imagery
  • Overall consistency with other marketing materials

We also made a printable checklist that you can use to help proof your project:

Download Me: Printable PrintGiant Proofing Checklist - (Right Click > "Save As...")

We hope you found this helpful, but if you have any more questions about proofing your graphic design artwork, please do not hesitate to contact us!