Definitions for "Progressive proofs"
Proofs used to assess the colors on the printing stock. In four color printing, the four process colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black are printed both alone and in various combinations over a small area.
In color separation, a series of proofs of a color process reproduction pulled in each color; and, in combinations of two, three and four colors. Used to indicate color quality and ink values and as a guide for printing.
A series of color proofs showing each single color, then each color in combination with each other color, and finally a four-color simulation.