Typogram offers fast, calibrated proofs for ads and overseas printing. Check specific production requirements, but in general the GraCol profile is used for sheetfed offset, and the SWOP profile is typical for magazine ad proofs.
Hard dot proofs
(Kodak Approval, Fuji) photographically produce the offset rosette dot pattern* on a thin piece of film which is laminated to a paper base. These proofs are the most accurate, and most expensive, and are typically used for high-end commercial and fine art projects where color matching is critical. *Hard dot stochastic proofs are not currently available.
Soft dot proofs
Soft dot proofs (Inkjets) do not proof the offset dot pattern, but do proof cmyk colors. These proofs are less expensive, and are generally used for general commercial work. Most magazines now accept appropriately-profiled soft dot proofs with ad file submissions.
Offset proofs are the most accurate proof, and can be cost-effective when
including client time and transportation to a press check as the alternative.
|Proof type||Size||Price||Schedule||Avail Ink||Line screen||Paper||Notes|
|Soft dot||9x12||$75||8hrs||CMYK||None||Gloss, semi-gloss, uncoated proof paper|| |
|Soft dot||12x18||$125||8hrs||CMYK||None||Gloss, semi-gloss, uncoated proof paper|| |
|Soft dot||17x22||$150||8hrs||CMYK||None||Gloss, semi-gloss, uncoated proof paper|| |
|Hard dot||9x12||$125||24hrs||CMYK, PMS, metallics||65-200L||Actual paper||PMS/metallics addl|
|Hard dot||12x18||$175||24hrs||CMYK, PMS, metallics||65-200L||Actual paper||PMS/metallics addl|
|Hard dot||17x22||$350||24hrs||CMYK, PMS, metallics||65-200L||Actual paper||PMS/metallics addl|
|Digital press proof||12x18||$35*||24hrs||CMYK||None||Actual paper||*$75 min charge|
|Offset press proof||See press sizes||Custom quote|| || || ||Actual paper|| |
Typogram offers typesetting, page production, and custom font kerning and format conversion
|InDesign templates and production||$75-125/hr||Rate depends on complexity. Minimum 1/2 hr.|
|MS Word template development||$125/hr||Minimum 1 hr.|
|Custom font development||$125/hr||Custom characters, ligatures, kerning, Mac/PC conversions.|
|Drum scan*||4x5||$55||2-3 days|
|Drum scan*||8x10||$95||2-3 days|
|Drum scan*||11x14||$150||2-3 days|
|Color correction/retouching|| ||$75-125/hr|| ||Rate depends on complexity. Minimum 1 hr.|
Schedule is business days from receipt of all original material.
Ask about quantity discounts.
*Originals must be flexible (unmounted), and will be removed from protective sleaves during scanning.