Printing the Proof
Even though we have done all necessary steps of capturing and adjusting the image, we still proof the image by printing it on 8x10 luster media. We carefully compare various aspects of the proof to the original. In particular, we compare the brightness, contrast, saturation, and color of the printed proof with that of the original. We compare the whites, black, grays. We compare the detail in the print as compared to the detail in the original. We pay special attention to the key colors in the proof and verify they compare favorably to the same colors in the original.
Because of the volume of imaging and proofs we have done, we have developed color profiles so that much of the time the proof is a very close match to the original. However, we if the proof doesn't match the original in any significant way, then we make adjustments and reproof until the proof is a very close match to the original.