A single print of a document which serves as a means of verifying proper text and layout.
In analog proof procedures such as Dry-Match and Press-Match, the proof is created from ready imaged films, which accurately show the subsequent print product.
In digital proofing, the page composed on the computer is output on a color printer.
This proof is more cost-effective, as it does not require the use of film, though imaging procedures remain untested.
A copy of the artwork representing the finished product. It is used for review and approval.