These are included in your order and will be sent in .PDF format. Soft proofs are electronic "preview" files that show you the layout of all the art elements on your custom design, positioned on the areas of your pouch, as specified on your design file. This represents how your finished printed pouch will look like.
These soft proofs are created by our Prepress designers who manually check each art element to see if there is anything that needs to be revised. Soft proofs are sent to you with a report that details if there were changes done to your file and why.
*Soft proofs are digital files that cannot replace printer's proofs or hard proofs in that these cannot be your gauge for color accuracy.
Since viewing conditions are always different from monitor to monitor (ambient lighting, calibration of screens, and other factors), we recommend ordering a hard proof if you are intent on matching printed colors.
These are printed on the same material that will be used to make your pouch to show you the material quality and thickness. Printing process, as well as inks used, will also be the same as the actual print run. As opposed to the formed proof, flat proofs haven't been constructed into a bag yet.
Flat proofs also specify the dielines of your pouch, as well as the location of added functional pouch features such as the degassing valve, the zipper, and spout.
*Note that 1 to 5 artwork files are free but any additional ones will be $10 each.
These are the closest representation of your actual pouch based on your full specifications. These hard proofs are completely formed pouches, printed and assembled for you to check important in-use factors such as volumetric capacity and pouch add-on functionality, if applicable.
*We offer you 5 fully printed and formed bags at only $400 for you to test.