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PrintCheck Digital and LFP

Demonstrate your ability to create print jobs meeting the highest demands in the industry: Fogra ProcessStandard Digital. FograCert PrintCheck is available for both small format production printing (PrintCheck Digital) and large format printing (PrintCheck LFP).

Certified Systems

Your benefit

We certify your ability to create a print job according to Fogra ProcessStandard Digital (PSD) specifications. The test includes color accuracy, print run consistency, uniformity and detail sharpness. The certification comes with a certificate and a FograCert logo. Certification details are listed in our FograCert database.

  • Feedback of results within a short time: approx. 2 weeks

  • Validity of the certification: 1 year

  • Individual FograCert logo: Show your high quality standard!

Berthold Oberhollenzer

Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 338

Get in touch

Your contact

You would like to have the PrintCheck certification or have questions about the procedure? Just get in contact.

What you need to do

You would like to have a PrintCheck certification or renew an existing certification?

We need from you

  • the completed order sheet for each printing combination,

  • a quality report according to the PSD specifications,

  • printouts of the test form to check the color match of a printing combination (printer, substrate, RIP, ...) with PrintCheck.

Please send the print samples to:

Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Prepress Technology
Einsteinring 1a
85609 Aschheim b. Munich
Germany

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Printing Combination(s)

Select one or more printing combination(s): printer, substrate, RIP, ...

Procedure for cut sheet (small format)

Print out the PrintCheck test forms and add the Fogra MediaWedge CMYK.

Please print an edition of 500 prints and draw 20 print samples at random intervals and number them. It is helpful to number all 500 prints. Mark one print separately as OK sheet.

Printouts for the large format

Print out the PrintCheck test form and add the Fogra MediaWedge CMYK.

Please print 9, 18 or 27 test forms, depending on the print width:

  • Up to 155 cm (61"): 3x3 test forms, labeled A1 to C3

  • Up to 264 cm (264"): 6x3 test forms, labeled A1 to C6

  • Larger than 264 cm (104"): 9x3 test forms, labeled A1 to C9

Mark the test forms in the box provided (top left) by using rows (A, B and C) and columns (1 to 3, 6 and 9 respectively). The print length must at least correspond to the print width. After printing, cut the printouts into A3 format.

Quality Report

Create a measurement report according to the requirements defined in the PSD Handbook.

Our procedure

Your printouts will be measured and analyzed in our laboratory. We check your prints for color accuracy and print run consistency according to PSD (ISO/TS 15311-2 for PrintCheck Digital and ISO/TS 15311-3 for PrintCheck LFP). Uniformity and resolution (detail sharpness) will be inspected visually.

In case of a successful certification we issue a certificate and list your company in our FograCert database.

Our offer

FograCert PrintCheck Digital and Fogracert PrintCheck LFP, based on PSD

For one system combination:

€ 390.00 (Fogra member) | € 560.00 (regular)

Any additional system combination (same submission), or remeasurement:

€ 175.00 (Fogra member) | € 250.00 (regular)

Spot Colour Check for up to 3 colours:

+ € 28 (Fogra member) | + € 40.00 (regular)

I would be pleased to provide you with a non-binding offer for your PSD PrintCheck certification:

request an offer

Downloads

TitleDescription/abstractVersionDateFile typeFile sizeDownload
Order sheet Please fill out one order sheet per combination. V1.0 07.10.2020 pdf 1 MB Download
PSD PrintCheck testform FOGRA39 Please add the Fogra MediaWedge before printing. V1.0 27.03.2020 pdf 7 MB Download
PSD PrintCheck testform FOGRA51 Please add the Fogra MediaWedge before printing. V1.0 27.03.2020 pdf 8 MB Download
PSD PrintCheck testform FOGRA52 Please add the Fogra MediaWedge before printing. V1.0 27.03.2020 pdf 8 MB Download
PSD PrintCheck testform FOGRA59 Please add the Fogra MediaWedge before printing. 25.03.2021 pdf 5 MB Download
PSD Handbook For the requirments of the quality report see chapter 5.2 2018 31.08.2020 pdf 20 MB Download

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