What is a press check?
A press check is an on-site appointment at our production facility, which allows our customers to preview the labels as they are produced on the press. The purpose of a press check is to "verify and check" the labels on the "press" to confirm that the colors and embellishments are within the customer's specifications prior to the label order being printed.
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Does every label order require a press check?
No, and press checks are increasingly rare in an increasingly digital print age. In fact, most press checks are typically scheduled for label projects that are being run for the first time or have very subjective visual components involved that must be viewed onsite.
Another alternative to a press check is a digital PDF proof, which is emailed to you for your approval before the label order is printed. For every label order we process, a free digital proof is provided.
You may also request a printed press proof if your labels are being printed on our digital press. There is a small fee for printed press proofs.
Our customers are welcome to schedule press checks at our Lynnwood, Washington production facility and have the opportunity to tour our facility.
Prior to scheduling your press check, please complete a Press Check Expectations form (available from your account manager), providing as much vital information of your and/ or your designer's expectations during your upcoming press check. Your time is valuable and our goal is for your press check visit to be as time-efficient and productive as possible. Completing this form will help us meet your expectations in the time allotted.
Please complete the Press Check Expectations form as accurately as possible, taking into account the following:
- Press checks are typically scheduled for a 15-minute time slot.
- Advanced labels NW allows one revision at no charge during your 15 minute press check visit. Revisions are classified as any change that is not listed on this Press Check Expectations form, your approved proof, approved estimate, PO, provided color samples (provided prior to your press check) stock/material changes or any other technical adjustment outside of the standards outlined beforehand.
- Changes, adjustments or revisions requested by you (by no fault of Advanced Labels NW) may be billed by the quarter-hour. Changes and revisions that involve materials, inks or foils may also incur additional charges beyond the above hourly rates. Please contact your account manager for a complete explanation of fees.
- If you have any additional information or collateral samples for us to match, please provide these prior to receiving your proofs and prior to your press check appointment. This will allow our staff the best opportunity to meet or exceed your expectations of a successful and productive press check.
Please inform your account manager if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to an efficient and successful press check experience!
We are located north of Seattle in Lynnwood, Washington, with convenient access to both I-5 and 405 freeways. Turn in to the Alderwood Business Park and proceed straight to the back of the complex, through the gate and turn right, then take the first left and our facility will be on the right. Our main entrance is located near the south end of the main building, marked Suite #131.
Advanced Labels NW
2100 196th St SW, Suite #131
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: (425) 776-4315
Toll Free: (800) 877-4312
Regular business hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm PST, Monday through Friday,