10 Point Quality Check

The secret to getting your print design right first time? Our in-house Studio team’s famous artwork check. Every single time you place an order with instantprint, your artwork will be personally checked by a member of the team using our rigorous (and 100% free) 10 point quality check.

If we make any changes to your artwork – such as resizing it or adding bleed
– we’ll get in touch to make sure you’re definitely happy before we hit the
print button.

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What We Check

1. File Type

Is the file in the correct
format for printing?

2. Printed Sides

2. Printed Sides Does your file contain the right amount of pages?

3. Size

Is the artwork the right size?

4. Legibility

Is the text legible?

5. Resolution

Will the overall quality of the finished print be high?

6. Safe Zone

Is important text within the 3mm safety area?

7. Bleed

Is there sufficient bleed area and can we add if not?

8. Colour

Is the colour profile correct?

9. Transparency

Are there any transparency issues?

10. Layout

Does the artwork layout match the chosen product?

Top Tips for Checking Your Artwork Proof

1. Run Your Copy Through a Spell Check

Whether you use the spellchecker function in Microsoft Word or install software like Grammarly on your computer, getting a digital second opinion on your spelling and grammar is a great way to avoid errors in the text or copy of your design.

2. Ask a Friend

Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes is all it takes to spot an error – whether you’ve spelled someone’s name wrong, put an incorrect date or you’re missing a full spot. Ask someone else in your team or a friend to go through your design with a fine-tooth comb.

3. Do a Test Print

It’s only when you get your design printed out that you notice something glaringly obvious that’s wrong. It can sometimes be easier to spot mistakes once you’ve printed out artwork out. Run a test print of your design on your work or office computer and check the printed version.

What We Don't Check

Our team only checks the print-readiness of your artwork: we don’t check the details.

That means if you have any spelling errors, or incorrect contact information, it’s up to you to spot the mistake before you approve your proof for print!

If there is such a mistake, and you spot it before approving your proof, the Studio Team can make an amend for you, provided the file you’ve sent is editable and uses an embedded font.

They won’t, however, make any major changes such as moving graphics to different pages or changing the layout of your artwork. You’ll need to go back to your designer for that!

Need More Help?

If you have a query about creating your artwork, and our online guides haven’t answered your question, email artwork@instantprint.co.uk.
We’ll be happy to answer any technical print design questions and help get your artwork set up perfectly, first time!

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