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Control devices

Our reliable and well-known products for process control in prepress and printing ensure high quality output.


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Fogra MediaWedge Multicolor V1® - Assuring colour fidelity in multi-colour environments

The well-established Fogra MediaWedge CMYK will be complimented by a multi-colour version – the all-new "Fogra MediaWedge MultiColor V1". It is a control strip for checking colour accuracy of multi-colour printed matter. In order to cover most multi-colour (also known as extended colour gamut, ECG) use cases the strip comes in four versions namely 5C, 6C, 7C and 8C. The new MediaWedge MultiColor is intended as the ideal control element for an abridged verification and qualification of the colour accuracy of any print product using 5, 6, 7 or 8 process colours – for digital and conventional printing processes.

The patch selection (tone value grid) reflects both a reasonable number of colour patches and an appropriate sampling of the multi-primary colour space. The layout reflects the use of all typical handheld and chart-reader devices including the (dual) scanning devices. The underlying philosophy is to characterise CMYK+X printing processes. Here the primary ramps (gradation) are characterised by using a tone values at 10%, 40%, 70% and 100%. The overprints in particular with black are based on the assumption of moiré free printing.

The strip comes in two 3 row (5C and 6C) and two 4 row (7C and 8C) variants with 26 patches per row. This makes 78 patches for the 5C and 6C version and 104 patches for the 7C and 8C versions. The four strips will be available as PDF vector data. While the first 4 colours are CMYK the additional channels are named Channel5, Channel6, Channel7 and Channel8 respectively.


This assures that for each job to be assessed the used extra-colours will be assigned with the pertinent inks. For instance the 5C wedge can be comprised of CMYK+Orange, CMYK+Green or CMYK+Violet. Patch gaps are designed to allow for a sufficient colour contrast (>20 ∆E) of adjacent patches to allow easy scan measurement. Since a minimal contrast is hard to ensure for general use where inks and gradations are not really fixed a scan measurement might not always be possible. Please note that the wedge is not intended for multi-colour profiling since the number of patches is too low and profiling software can have different sampling strategies from scattered data points to completely regular grids.

The primary use case is multi-colour proofing. Here the wedge will be added to the 5C, 6C, 7C or 8C image artwork and outputted exactly as the pertinent image content. That means the control element undergoes the same data path as any other document element. The "MediaWedge MultiColor V1" can also be used for all other types of multi-colour printing and assessed by either ISO 12647-7 for multi-colour proofing or PSD for multi-colour printing.

The price will be 530 € (non-members) and 371 € (for Fogra members).

Fogra Dampening control test forme


At present, this test forme is the only tool that allows a printer to achieve the most favourable ink-water balance in all printing units (as a Fogra service).

Information in Extra no. 10 (Size: 590 kB; Downloads: 9642)

Please ask for our special one day training:

Florian Betzler, Tel. +49 89. 431 82 - 253


Fogra Media Wedge CMYK V3.0

The Fogra Media Wedge CMYK is recognised globally as the control medium for the digital contract proof and has been used worldwide in its different versions since 1997.
In accordance to Media Standard Print any proof that is designated as a contract proof must contain an Fogra Media Wedge CMYK V2 or V3. Its colour values must correspond to the reference values of the printing conditions, as specified in the standardization series ISO 12647, and the tolerances for the proofing process for digital data, as specified in ISO 12647-7.

Info sheet Media Wedge Standard (Size: 2.99 MB; Downloads: 39777)
Aim values for the 72 Media Wedge tone value patches (Size: 28 kB; Downloads: 26671)
Instructions Media Wedge CMYK V3.0 (Size: 2.24 MB; Downloads: 9891)

Info sheet Media Wedge LFP (Size: 498 kB; Downloads: 9621)

Easy Ordering: www.fogra-shop.com


Altona Test Suite 2.0

The Altona Test Suite is a standard test tool used by more than two thousand print shops and media companies. is a joint project of Bundesverband Druck und Medien (bvdm), European Color Initiative (ECI), EMPA/Ugra and Fogra. The ATS 2.0 Application Kit from bvdm in its leading role is another important contribution to the international application and development of process standardization according to ISO 12647.

Further Information and order at www.altonatestsuite.com


Ugra Light Indikator

The Ugra light indicator is used for the visual checking of the color temperature of illuminations for color assessments. For this purpose, the Ugra light indicator is attached to the margin of a proof, where it signals whether the illumination used emits the standard color temperature of 5000 K.

Info sheet (Size: 1.92 MB; Downloads: 8447)

Easy Ordering: www.fogra-shop.com


Ugra Plate Control Wedge 1982

This fully featured control block has primarily been created for the control of offset platemaking. The presence of a 9 step halftone wedge also makes it highly suitable if the characteristic curves need to be determined during proofing and production printing.

Info sheet (Size: 30 kB; Downloads: 7743)

Easy Ordering: www.fogra-shop.com