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Before bulk printing, BookPrintingChina provides various of sample & proofing for you to choose. Such as PDF proof, hard proof, digital sample, offset printing sample, dummy. So before start you printing, please check below to find the suitable proofing for your project.

In today’s digital age, where most of our communication and work happens online. The concept of printing samples and proofing may seem outdated. However, the truth is that print material still holds significant value and impact in various industries. Whether you are designing books, brochures, business cards, or marketing materials. Printing sample and proofing are indispensable steps that ensure the highest quality of the final product.


Why Printing Sample Matters


  • Color accuracy: One of the most critical aspects of printing is color accuracy. The colors that appear on your computer screen may not always translate accurately onto print material. Printing a sample allows you to assess if the colors match your expectations and brand guidelines. It also helps you ensure consistency across multiple print pieces.
  • Paper quality and texture: When it comes to producing printed materials, the choice of paper plays a significant role in the overall look and feel. Printing samples allows you to experiment with different paper options. Considering factors such as weight, texture, and finish. Seeing and feeling the samples firsthand helps you decide which paper best suits your brand message and image.
  • Typography and layout: Seeing your design on a physical printout allows you to assess the typography and layout more effectively. You can check if the text is legible, the font sizes are appropriate, and the overall composition is visually appealing. This step helps identify any necessary adjustments before committing to a large print run.


What Proofing Methods We Provide?



1. PDF proofing


PDF proof

PDF proofing also known as soft proofing, enables you to preview and evaluate how your design will look when printed. By eliminating the need for physical proofs and relying on digital representations. This method saves you time, money, and resources while ensuring impeccable color reproduction.

PDF proof provides a high-resolution simulation of your design. Allowing you to make real-time adjustments and fine-tune colors, contrast, saturation, and other elements.

At BookPrintingChina, before approve the printing process, we will send you the PDF file for confirm. The PDF file include text,images, and technical graphics, and you can open it on all devices. In this PDF proofing process, we will help you check the error (like bleed,images resolution, is color in CMYK or not,etc) and provide you some fix suggestions or help you fix them. This process is free, not charge any fee. This method not only can lead to faster approvals and minimizing the risk of misunderstandings, also save much cost and time.


Benefits of PDF proofing:


  • Accurate color representation-PDF proofing ensures that what you see on your screen is an exact representation of the final printed output. Allowing you to make informed decisions and achieve consistent results.
  • Time and cost savings-By eliminating the need for physical proofs and courier services. Soft Proofing significantly reduces both the time and expenses associated with print job approvals.
  • Enhanced collaboration-PDF proof sharing enables seamless communication between designers, clients, and printers. Facilitating efficient feedback loops and minimizing revisions.
  • Real-Time adjustments-Make instant modifications to colors, contrast, and other design elements. Allowing you to achieve the desired outcome easily.
  • Environmentally friendly-By reducing the need for physical proofs, soft Proofing contributes to a more sustainable printing process, minimizing paper waste and carbon footprint.

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2. Hard Proofing


hard proof

Hard proofing is the process of creating a physical sample of the final printed product. We usually make hard proofing with digital inkjet printer. This sample helps test the finished product, and you can examine it for errors, flaws, or potential changes that you want to implement before printing the final product.

At BookPrintingChina, hard proofs usually use our state-of-the-art Epson digital proofing machines. These use the GMG color proof system to control the hard proof color. GMG color proofing systems are able to reproduce color with 95% accuracy compared to offset printing because GMG proofing systems are fingerprinted to match the characteristics of the offset press.

Benefits of hard proofing


There are several benefits of hard proofing that can help you achieve the best results possible:

  • Accuracy-Hard proofs help ensure accuracy in color, print quality, and layout. Any issues you find can be fixed, reducing the chances of errors in the final product.
  • Time and money-saving-Hard proofing can help save you both time and money in the long run. Finding and fixing mistakes before mass production saves the cost of redoing several prints. Also, it reduces the risk of unforeseen issues that may occur during the printing process, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

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3. Digital sample


digital sample and final product

Digital sample printing has become a cornerstone of modern printing processes. Offering numerous advantages over traditional printing techniques. Digital printing is a fast and cost-effective way to produce high-quality printed samples that provide a clear visualization of the final product.

To help you save time and money, before start producing mass product, we can print free sample using our digital printing press. This sample is free and free shipping by DHL.

When we print digital proofs, we will use digital printing paper, which is different from the paper used in offset printing. But digital samples can give you a good overall idea of what the final product will look like. Digital printing machine can produce reasonable color representation compared to offset presses, but are not 100% accurate.


The benefits of digital sample printing


The primary advantage of digital sample printing is its speed and accuracy. Unlike traditional printing techniques that require expensive printing plates and time-consuming setup. Digital printing can be completed quickly and easily. Additionally, digital printing allows for precise color matching and high-resolution printing. Providing samples that accurately represent the final product.

Digital sample printing is also highly cost-effective, particularly for small print runs. Since no upfront investment is required for printing plates or setting up the printing press, there are no fixed costs to recover. This makes digital sample printing ideal for businesses of all sizes. As it allows companies to produce high-quality samples on a small budget.

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4. Offset printing sample


offset sample

In the world of printing, one technique stands out for its exceptional quality and precision – offset printing. This method has been the go-to choice for printing magazines, books, brochures, and other high-quality materials for decades. Its ability to produce vibrant and sharp images, along with rich and consistent colors, has made offset printing a favorite among designers, businesses, and print enthusiasts alike.

One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty and effectiveness of offset printing is to examine offset printing samples. These samples showcase the remarkable results that can be achieved through this printing technique and highlight the unique benefits it offers.

At BookPrintingChina, we usually provide the free offset printing sample that similar to your project requirement when your artwork is not finished. You just need to bear a little shipping cost by express. We also can help you make offset printing sample(usually several pages), when your project with high quality color standard requirement. You can use it to check the paper quality, color accuracy. But this type of offset sample is not free, that need you to bear the fee.


The benefits of offset printing sample


  • Superior color reproduction-One of the defining qualities of offset printing is its ability to produce accurate and vibrant colors. Offset presses use a four-color process (CMYK) to create a wide range of hues and shades. This process involves layering cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks to generate a full spectrum of colors. Offset printing samples reveal the impressive color fidelity and consistency that can be achieved, ensuring that your printed material looks stunning and professional.
  • Fine detail and image sharpness-Offset printing excels at capturing intricate details and maintaining image sharpness. It uses a technique called halftone screening, where small dots of varying sizes are used to create the illusion of continuous tones. The result is a highly detailed and visually appealing print. Offset printing samples showcase the precision and clarity that this technique offers, ensuring that even the smallest design elements are accurately reproduced.
  • Substrate versatility-Another advantage of offset printing is its flexibility in terms of substrate choice. It can handle a wide range of paper qualities and thicknesses, allowing for greater creative freedom. Whether you need to print on glossy or matte papers, textured or smooth surfaces, offset printing delivers consistent and high-quality results. Offset printing samples demonstrate how different substrates can enhance the overall appeal of printed materials, highlighting the versatility of this technique.

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5. Dummy



Dummy, also known as blank print sample. Blank print samples are physical prints that have no design or image on them. They are essentially a blank canvas waiting to be transformed. They can come in various sizes and formats, such as postcards, flyers, or posters. When you are not sure which paper type, paper weight and binding method, dummy is ideal for you.



The benefits of dummy


  • Test paper and binding quality-When you are not sure which type of paper or paper weight or even binding way apply on your final product, we can produce a dummy for you to test. Such as text glossy or matte finish, coated or uncoated, different thickness, different binding ways. Compared offset printing sample, you can save much cost.
  • Stimulate creativity-In the digital era, it’s easy to get trapped behind a computer screen. Working with blank print samples forces you to step away from the virtual world and engage with physical materials. By having a tangible object in your hands, you can explore different textures, finishes, and details that might have gone unnoticed on a screen. This tactile experience can stimulate your creative thinking and help you generate fresh ideas.
  • Experiment with techniques-Blank print samples provide an excellent opportunity to experiment with different printing techniques. By utilizing various printing methods such as screen printing, letterpress, or foil stamping, you can create unique effects and textures. The limitations of traditional printing techniques can push you to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions.


When we will offer free sample ?


There are several different choices:

1: If your artwork is not finished, we will select 1-2 sample books (offset printing sample) similar as your book requirements for you reference. Our samples are free, you just need bear a little shipping cost by air. Usually it is 35 USD pay by Paypal.

2: If your artwork is finished, and you also confirmed our quotes. After you paid 50% in advance, we will make free digital sample free shipping by DHL for you confirmation firstly then arrange mass printing. Only get your approval then arrange mass production.

If you choose us as your book printing supplier, we will make sure you get your books correctly and beautifully. We will control every step well and confirm clearly with you. 24 hours one to one warmly service. If you have any book printing needs, do not hesitate to contact us now!


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