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ProcessStandard Digital (PSD)

Predictable and controlable workflows have never been easier! The PSD is Fogra's answer to the ever increasing need for process stability in digital printing.

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Info Sheet PSD

Your benefit

The Fogra PSD ensures a controllable production through clearly defined interfaces and an objective way of testing. The structure of the internal quality management covers all measures serving the improvement of  products, processes and services. This makes sure you meet requirements of your customers with regards to colour matching and thus create competitive advantages.

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: 2 years

  • Individual FograCert logo: Show your high quality standard!

Berthold Oberhollenzer

Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 338

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Your contact

You would like to have your company certified according to PSD or have questions about PSD certification? Just get in contact.

What you need to do

You would like to have your company certified according to PSD or renew an existing certification?

You need a

  • hand held measurement device and means for drift detection,

  • software for colour transformation of PDF files and data preflighting with PDF/X-Ready check profiles,

  • valid license of the Fogra MediaWedge CMYK,

  • norm light according to ISO 3664.

For the PSD certification

For the PSD re-certification

  • we need from you the filled out order sheet,

  • please choose 4 tasks from our catalogue.

Our procedure

We support you in the preparation for the audit. Arrange your individual online training or simply contact us if you have any questions!

In the one-day audit for PSD certification, you will demonstrate quality in three key areas:

  1. Output process control: quality management on the basis of the Fogra MediaWedge V3, stability assessment, achievement of a reference
  2. Colour fidelity: colour accuracy and run consistency based on Fogra MediaWedge V3 (according to ISO/TS 15311-2 or ISO/TS 15311-3)
  3. Workflow: norm light conditions, creation and output of PDF/X data, system knowledge with the Altona Test Suite, handling of profiles

In the half-day audit of the PSD recertification, you once again prove your quality: 

Complete 4 tasks out of our catalogue!

The on-site audit

The audits are carried out by a Fogra employee or a Fogra Digital Print Partner. During the audit we document all the steps of your presented solutions. Measurements are evaluated and analysed in the Fogra laboratories.

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

Our offer

FograCert ProcessStandard Digital (PSD)

Basic certification, + travel expenses and time:

€ 2.310,00 (Fogra member) | € 3.300,00 (regular)

PSD recertification after 2 years, + travel expenses and time:

€ 1.750,00 (Fogra member) | € 2.500,00 (regular)

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

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TitleDescription/abstractVersionDateFile typeFile sizeDownload
PSD Handbook Screen Version 2018 31.08.2020 pdf 20 MB Download
PSD Handbook Print Version 2018 31.08.2020 pdf 35 MB Download
PSD Order Sheet Please fill out the order sheet for your certification. 2018 03.09.2020 pdf 2 MB Download
PSD Order Sheet recertification Please fill out the order sheet for your recertification. 2018 03.09.2020 pdf 3 MB Download
PSD Info Flyer PSD at a glance 2020 03.09.2020 pdf 85 KB Download
Spreadsheet Excel Spreadsheet Excel for Contract Proof, Validation Print and Digital printing (PSD) 2021 05.10.2021 xlsm 3 MB Download
dE00 Excel Plugin dE00 Excel Plugin needed for MediaWedge evaluation spreadsheet 1.0 17.04.2020 zip 140 KB Download
ICC Device Link sRGB-CMYK Practical solution for normalizing PDF data of unknown quality and origin according to PSD requirements 1.0 17.04.2020 icc 286 KB Download
Configuration File callas pdfToolbox Practical solution for normalizing PDF data of unknown quality and origin according to PSD requirements 1.0 17.04.2020 zip 2 MB Download
Configuration File ColorLogic ZePra Practical solution for normalizing PDF data of unknown quality and origin according to PSD requirement 1.0 17.04.2020 zip 1 MB Download
FograSpec LFP (15311-3) Large Format Signage Printing -> current status: Draft will be published as Fogra specification 2020 27.11.2020 pdf 440 KB Download

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