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Canon imagePRESS C10000VPPSD

Printing presses look boring?

Not necessarily! The Canon imagePRESS C10000VP of the Venlo's (NL) Costumer Experience Center now comes in a new Fogra livery. And this with proud: The machine was awarded with the renowned PSD Print Check certification, reaching the highest possible quality level A.

Further details about the PSD certification

Residual strength of heatset papers

Objective testing

Residual strength of heatset papers

A residual strength which is too low can cause breaking of the fold. In most cases the problem is noticed too late, when single pages of the completed print product fall off the saddle stich or the thread sewing.

Test procedure...

Partner PSO Schulung im Dez 2017More onsite support for the

Certification acc. to PSO (ISO 12647)

In Dec. 2017, nine experts attended the Fogra training course with its subsequent examination in order to become a PSO certification partner. A print shop which is interested in a PSO certification can now directly contact further PSO Partners.

More info & Partner data base

Konica Minolta VPS 2017

We congratulate Konica Minolta

FograCert Validation Printing System

The printers of the AccurioPress C2070 series have been certified successfully according to ISO 12647-8 at Konica Minolta's German branch in Langenhagen. The digital toner systems are therefore able to produce colour-consistent reproductions in the tested combinations.

Further details about the VPS certification

New Fogra Research report (B)

New Research report 70.005:

Ink cohesion phenomena and possibilities for their standardized evaluation

This report is available as a free download for Fogra members (please log in!). Non members find here the order form (a small fee will be charged).

Download page of the report

Download Fogra Extra 36New specifications for contract proofing

Update of ISO 12647-7:2016

In the course of the revision of the contract proofing standard in November 2016, the test criteria for the FograCert Contract Proof Creation and Contract Proofing System have now been updated according to the new norm. Extra 36 gives an overview over this revision and the new requirements for proof prints.

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Research Programme DownloadNow ready for download:

Fogra Research Programme 2017

Fogra members can cooperate with our research projects and are thus part of the progress process as it happens. Get all information about our current and planned projects.

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New Fogra Research report (A)New Research report 40.027:

Development of the ISO 2846-1 in support of the standardization concept for offset printing

This report is available as a free download for Fogra members (please log in!). Non members find here the order form (a small fee will be charged).

Download and Ordering of the report



Fogra membership pays off

"For us the Fogra membership meant access to know-how, information and events like Colour Management Symposium that offered opportunities and ideas contributing to the future development of our company."
Remus Farcas, manager Grup Transilvae 



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