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Colour proof, control copy & sample

With our production process according to ProcessStandard Offset (ISO 12647-2), we guarantee a reliable colour result.

Sending us samples and proofs is thus not necessary. We can neither consider nor return samples sent to us. 

If you want to check your print products beforehand, we recommend ordering only a few copies of the product at first. With brochures and catalogues, we additionally offer a colour proof of the title page (proof) and printing a control copy (control plot) to check page positioning and binding. 

Colour proof title page (proof)

The colour proof is a colour-accurate digital print of the title page of your brochures or catalogues according to ISO 12647-2. The offset print and the properties of the selected paper are simulated on special proof paper. The colour proof allows you to check the colour representation and modify your print files if necessary. Production starts after your print approval.

Control copy (control plot)

The control copy allows you to check the sequence of the pages, page positioning and distances (placement). The control copy also shows where the binding of catalogues or brochures is positioned. The test print is made on art print paper in digital print.

The following must be observed:

  • The control copy is not accurate in terms of colour or material.
  • A blue reference line at the margin and binding of the control copy indicates the trim edge of the final format. This line will not appear in the final product.
  • The control copy is not trimmed to the final format so that you can also see the bleed.
  • The control copy for saddle-stitched or loop-stitched brochures is bound with two staples. Catalogues and brochures with a gummed mount are bound with a filing strip.

Production of your order will start after print approval.

Material sample

If you want to see our materials and the effect of different finishing techniques yourself, we recommend our handy paper sample book or our high-quality SAMPLE BOX. Both provide an overview of our wide range of products and provide visual and haptic impressions thus facilitating product configuration.