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Printer’s proofs

Unbound proofs of the book pages sent by the printer to the publisher for checking and approval prior to printing. They may be in loose-leaf form or gathered in signatures (in which case the proofs take the form of a bundle of booklets).

Printer’s proofs are output using many different technologies, hence the wide range of names for them (common names being blues/blueprints, diazos, ozalids and Vandykes). Normally, they also include colour proofs of the jacket and/or cover.

None of these proofs match exactly what the final printed copies will look like; to get this requires machine proofs.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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  1. March 1, 2010 at 7:06 am

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