Here at CustomStickers our customers needs come first. When you order from us we know that you want your stickers as soon as possible. This is why our focus is getting your sticker out the door as fast as we can while still making a high quality product that fits your vision. So we will let you in on a little secret. You can get your stickers faster by skipping the proof process.
To Proof or Not to Proof
Part of the sticker making process typically includes a step called proofing. This is a free service that entails us creating a mockup and then sending it back to you through email for approval. Proofing helps us make sure we get your design just right. If there are changes you would like we then take that feedback, make the changes and continue to work with you on the design until we get the final approval to put your design on our printers.
This process can be helpful and important for some people, however not every one needs their stickers proofed. If you are one of these people, you can skip the proof process and get your stickers faster. This means we can get your sticker printed at a much faster rate so that we can get them to you much quicker. Obviously you still want to make sure that your design is right for you even in skipping the process, so here are a few things you can do to make sure that in choosing to opt out of the proof process you are still going to be satisfied with your order.
When initially setting up your file if you send us a mockup with the cutline included we can use that cutline and you can be sure that you are getting the sticker that you want. Another option would be if you have a mockup from an other sticker provider or designer, go ahead and submit that and we can use the cut line that they will have included with the file. If you don't have a cutline on the file or if you want further assurance that you will be getting the product you want without going through the proof process, leave detailed instructions as to what you want done with your sticker.
Ultimately our goal here is to serve you in a timely manner, so help us help you in making sure you have everything prepared so we can efficiently get your product to you.
Why Proofing May be Important to You
Accuracy: Proofing ensures that the stickers are produced according to the desired specifications. It allows you to review the design, text, colors, and any other elements to verify that they are correct and aligned with your requirements. This step helps prevent errors, such as typos or incorrect design elements, from being printed on the stickers.
Quality control: Proofing allows you to assess the overall quality of the stickers before final production. It helps identify any potential issues with printing, colors, or image clarity. By carefully examining the proof, you can catch any imperfections or discrepancies and request necessary adjustments or corrections to ensure a high-quality end product.
Design evaluation: Proofing gives you the opportunity to evaluate the visual appeal and aesthetics of the stickers. Sometimes, a design may look different on a computer screen compared to its actual printed form. By reviewing a physical or digital proof, you can assess how the design translates onto the sticker material, ensuring that it meets your expectations and aligns with your intended branding or messaging.
Customer satisfaction: Proofing allows you to involve the customer or relevant stakeholders in the decision-making process. By sharing the proof with them, you can gather feedback and ensure that everyone is satisfied with the design and quality of the stickers. This collaborative approach helps avoid misunderstandings and ensures that the final product meets the customer's expectations, resulting in a higher level of satisfaction.
Cost and time efficiency: Catching errors or design flaws during the proofing stage is much more cost-effective and time-efficient than discovering them after the stickers have been produced. Making changes or reprinting stickers can be expensive and time-consuming, so proofing helps minimize the risk of such issues and ensures that you receive the desired end product without unnecessary delays or expenses.
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