What is a "proof"?
A PROOF is a way of ensuring that we have interpreted your design specifications and preferences correctly, and that your text and numbers are accurate and that everything is layed out according to your requirements. A second purpose is for you to see a color image of the sign's design as it will look when completed, so that you can make any changes in layout, color, art, etc if necessary. After all, when you receive your sign and decide you do not like a color or font style, its a little late to change it!! Typically, we will produce a PROOF which will be sent to you online.
For 2,5-D and many 3-D signs or plaques, we will produce a color PROOF to show you an accurate representation of the shape, size, relief levels, and colors of the sign or plaque before we start its fabrication . We can iterate on the design and change the PROOF up to 5 times without an increase in price. You have to approve the proof before we will start fabrication.
For custom carved 3D bas-relief artwork, when you supply the photo or sketch (rather than using one of our existing 3-D images), we only provide proofs of the overall sign design, with few details of the artwork until we model it. After you order the sign or pay the 3-D geometric modeling fee, we will provide a detailed 3-D geometric model image of the artwork for your review, and you can request changes on this model until you are satisfied with it.