Ordering test prints to check colour
The easiest way to order a test print is via our website, simply upload your image and choose a size you're comfortable with. If you just want to check the colour, there's no need to crop your image unless you prefer to see it at its final scale. If you want to check the colour, density and resolution (sharpness of an image), then you can follow our guide below:
Ordering test prints to check colour and resolution
You can choose a rectangular size (A5 / A4) or a longer test strip, including detail and colour across a larger artwork section.
You can crop your image in your editing application, or if you crop your image via our uploader, you can reduce the test print to match your desired image quality at the intended (final) print size.
Upload your image and select the final size you would like, then use our crop tool to select an area of the image you want to check as a smaller test print (hard proof). You can watch a video guide here:
To match the print resolution of the test strip to the final print, click on "Image Quality" and match the dots per inch (DPI) as closely as possible to your intended (final) print size:
If you're unsure and would like some advice to check the inherent resolution, image quality and colour, please contact us, and we can advise whether an A5 proof or test strip is more appropriate.
Note: We don’t offer test prints for mounted products as paper prints; we advise that you order the smallest size available so you can fully inspect the product, mount and any lamination or coating applied to the artwork.
Test printing appointments
We are available for appointments to print a hard proof of your image, at our studio in East London. The cost for this service is £10 for a hard proof. You can always book an appointment to view your image in our professional proofing booth for inspecting test prints. You can book an appointment for a colour consultation here. Consultation appointments are charged by time at £70.00 per hour.
For a full breakdown of editing charges, see this page.