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Berthold Oberhollenzer

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FograCert Print Check Digital

With the new Fogra certification FograCert Print Check Digital, companies in the print and media industry prove their ability to create print jobs conforming to ProcessStandard Digital (PSD). Hence a typical print job (Fogra testform, 1 page, DIN A3 format) will be checked for colour consistency, uniformity, detail sharpness and print run stability, in compliance with the requirements defined by PSD. For small format applications a print run of 500 sheets shall be printed. 

Part of the ProcessStandard Digital and the certification of the same name, the Print Check, put into practice in 2011, is now available stand-alone as the FograCert Print Check Digital. 

Being an active member of the ISO TC 130 (WG3) board, we ensure all requirements are in compliance with ISO/TS 15311-2. 

Procedure

  1. Please choose one ore more system combinations (printer, paper, RIP etc.) for the certification. Therefore, make use of the order form and fill out one form for each combination.
  2. Download the FograCert Print Check Digital testform. Place a Fogra Media Wedge V.3 (valid license required) before printing. 500 sheets shall be printed, where one sheet shall be marked as your "OK sheet". Apply a number to each sheet and randomly select 20 sheets out of the 500 printed.
  3. Create a quality report for the print job and make sure it meets the requirements defined in ProcessStandard Digital, see below. They are also covered in the PSD handbook, chapter 6. "practical and job-by-job evaluation".
  4. Please send us all prints, together with a filled out order form and the quality report.  
  5. You will get your results after approx. 2 weeks. 

We check your prints with respect to:

  1. Measurement-based evaluation of colour consistency according to PSD (ISO TS 15311-2) based on Fogra Media Wedge 
  2. Measurement of print run consistency
  3. Visual check of uniformity and detail sharpness (resolution) 

Prices

See pricelist 

Downloads:

Order form
Testform

Requirements for the PrintCheck Report

What to test? Nature of the tests Reporting

Colour Accuracy

Normative, measurement of Fogra MediaWedge (OK-Print)

Reference printing condition: e.g. FOGRA51

Image Appraisal: Absolute (“Side-by-Side”) or Media-Relative 

Quality Class: A, B or C

Colour Consistency

Normative, measurement of Fogra MediaWedge (10 copies for LFP and 20 randomly selected samples (out of a print run of 500 copies for small format production presses)

Quality Class: A, B or C (combined with Colour Accuracy, hence only one quality class going by the worst achieved result)

Spot colour accuracy

Optional (informative), measurement of spot colour patches

Reference: Physical sample or CIELAB values (PDF)

Image Appraisal: Absolute (“Side-by-Side”)

Quality Class: A, B or C

Uniformity

Normative, visual inspection of image content (preferably uniformily tinted areas)

Brief description of visual findings

Detail sharpness (resolution)

Normative, visual inspection (preferably line elements such as text legibility)

Brief description of visual findings 

Artefacts

Informative, visual inspection of potential artefacts or image permanence aspects

Brief description of visual findings

Metadata

To connect the print outs with the associated information of how it was processed and printed

Describing the primary components of the used combination.



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