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You will be asked to visit our office several times throughout the production process—to proof additional changes and approve subsequent mockups, to approve photos and graphics, and to approve any changes in design. In order to keep your publication on schedule, we ask that you respond promptly to these requests for review.

When you review your mockup, you will be asked to read the text carefully and to approve the design and any text changes. Remember, modifications to your publication at later stages of production are expensive and can delay completion of your job. Please review all materials carefully at each step of the production process before giving the final approval to print. You are responsible for the accuracy of your material.

Printing Specifications
While you are reviewing the mockup, our office will prepare and send out printing specifications for bidding. Detailed information about printing specifications and the printing procurement process can be found in the Publications Manual.

Printing the Job
After the bid process is completed and a purchase order is issued, your job will be sent to the printer. When the printer has made final preparations for printing, the printer will send us a blueline, or proof, of the publication for review. This is your last opportunity to make changes to the publication. Be aware, however, that changes requested at this stage can be costly and can delay delivery of your job and should be avoided. Once a blueline has been approved, your publication will be printed.