Soft Proofing is the “ability to view, on a calibrated monitor, a simulation of how your image will look when printed, based on a chosen profile”.
This can mean eliminating hard copies to use for approval or color targets. It also eliminated the flat-bed proofing.
Apple Monitor 30”/23”/20” Cinema
ColorEyes Display Pro Software
Monaco Optix XR by X-Rite
Adobe Acrobat Pro 9
Color Viewing Station
EVS-3552/SP by Graphic Technology Inc.