Why is the background of my contract proof tinted?

FOGRA contract proofs are the most accurate and cost-effective method of simulating how your images and artworks will appear in print.

The proofing papers that we useĀ are brighter than most print media and would therefore produce a brighter and more contrasty result than you’d achieve on press.

So it is especially important that contract proof simulates the colour of the paper as well as the ink.

You will see the paper simulation extending out to surround the trim marks on your page and also around the colour patches of the media wedge.

If you are proofing images rather than pages, you should consider adding ten millimetres of white around the image prior to proofing. This ensures that your eye uses the media white rather than the white base of the proofing paper when assessing the proof.