Mojoprint — Full color printing in Japan with native English support

Color proofs

About proofing and color proofs

When ordering from Mojoprint you will not receive any kind of proof before we go to print*. We prefer instead to keep our prices as low as possible by offering color proofs as an option rather than an included expense.

For many jobs, there is simply no need for a proof. As long as you have checked your artwork carefully for editorial errors, there is no reason to panic.

Before your data is accepted as print-ready, we check your files over to make sure the resolution is adequate and that technically everything is ready for production. Of course, sometimes you may receive your order and realise you have mispelled a word or made a typo somewhere, but by in large, 99% of our customers forego any additional proofing process.

For large, mission critical jobs however, we understand that a proof of some kind can be necessary - a last chance saloon to find the typos before sending your order of 10,000 catalogues to print.

In these cases you can request an offset color proof to see your artwork exactly as it will finally print. This option is limited to offset printed jobs, where the order is for more than 1000 copies.

*If we are designing your data for you, we will send you PDF proofs to approve before going to print as part of the design process.

Offset color proof

An accurate color proof, printed on the same machines and paper specs as your final offset printing order. We will supply about 5 copies per proof and keep one at the factory as a color sample against which to compare when we run the final job. Proofs will be un-trimmed and printed with color bars for reference. If, after reviewing the color proof, you decide to change the color values of your artwork, note that the proof will no longer be a valid reference. You will either need to request a second proof, or accept that the final prints will be different.

  • Print technology: CTP and offset printing
  • Paper: As ordered
  • Max print size: B1 (728 x 1030mm)
  • Price per 4c/0c sheet:
    Up to A3: ¥15,000
    A3 - A2: 25,000yen
    A2 - A1: 45,000yen
    B1: 55,000yen
  • Turnaround: 2 days
  • Pros: Exact same quality and production as the finished article. Same ink, same paper, same process. What you see is what you get.
  • Cons: Not recommended for magazines with many pages due to the expense. Good for posters, 1 page flyers, small 8-16 page brochures or other mission critical jobs where a reliable proof is a pre-requisite and the budget allows for it.