Back when we were using X4 I had a macro that would take whatever I selected and drop it onto a pre-designed 8.5 x 11 pdf proof page. Looked somewhat professional (see attached). When we upgraded to X7 the macro wouldn't work. We just resorted to making a png file for emailing proofs.We'd like to start using the pdf method again but go a step further and add a digital signature disclosure type button whereby holding the customer accountable if they approve the design. Much like mortgage companies do. Too many times we've gotten approval and either they didn't actually look at the email and missed that their phone number was wrong or name misspelled and somehow it's our fault. It's not very convenient for customers to come in a sign off on the proof. For the time being we'll be adding a statement to our proofs.
Have a look at attached.
We get them to sign their life away.
Hi guys, here's what I use. A bit technical - but lays down the law. Also I put all job details on proof so that client isn't just signing for artwork, they are signing for the overall Order. That's highly important, because that can range between 80.00 - 15,000 dollars. Plus, there are valuable sentences in this proof I've come up with from 15+ years of experience.
paraggoyal said:instead of digital signature try to give them a paid sample hard copy proof on exact same paper which you are going to provide and take signature on that proofpeople can check more deeply in that hard copy instead in computer or phone.
Soryy but htis is not valid as "a proof" unless you use the same RIP, the same color profile and of course the same document, than the final output. That means that is not valid to use any digital printer, laser, inkjet, etc, only if it's under the same environment, such as a Matchprint proof calibrated printer