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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!

Donatela Saric

Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 311

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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.

Printed paper inside of a digital printing machine

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!

Measuring in digital printing

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.

Measurement in digital printing

Our offer

FograCert ProcessStandard Digital (PSD)

Basic certification, + travel expenses and time:

€ 2,450.00 (Fogra member) | € 3,500.00 (regular)

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

€ 1,890.00 (Fogra member) | € 2,700.00 (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 2022 09.01.2023 pdf 17 MB Download
PSD Handbook Print version 2022 09.01.2023 pdf 42 MB Download
PSD Order Sheet Please fill out the order sheet for your certification. 2018 23.01.2023 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

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"We are very satisfied. The Fogra PSD certifcation is more and more a requirement of our customers. Our employees have a clear work quality standard and we have a clear cirterion towards our customers."

Ulrich Schätzl
CEO Schätzl
Druck & Medien GmbH & Co. KG.

Elanders Donauwoerth GmbH (Schaetzl) recieves PSD certification.

"I am very pleased with our PSD certification. Not only are we protected, but there are also practical benefits. For reprints, but also for mixed productions, even experts can see no difference in colour reproduction and quality. We can only recommend certification to everyone."

Veit Rudolph
Managing Director
Rudolph Printing

Veit Rudolph, Rudolph Druck

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