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Proof substrate

With this certification, manufacturers prove that their proof substrate (proof paper) conforms to ISO 12647-7 and is suitable for test print production with regard to desired reference printing conditions.

Certified substrates

Your benefit

Upon successful certification, manufacturers receive a FograCert logo in addition to the technical test report, which shows the conformity of the proof paper to ISO 12647-7. Details of the certified proof substrates (white point, gloss and OBA class) are listed in the FograCert database for specific searches. Users can thus find suitable products for all relevant printing conditions quickly and easily. In addition, the suitability of the test print substrate as a measurement substrate (“whitebacking”) is checked in accordance with the criteria and tolerances of ISO 13655 and entered into the database as an informative specification.

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

  • Validity of the certification: 2 years

  • Individual FograCert logo: Show your high quality standard!

Yuan Li

Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 332

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Your contact

Do you have questions about proof substrate certification? Contact me without any obligation, I will be glad to offer support!

What you need to do

You would like to have your substrates certified or renew an existing certification?

We need from you

  • The filled out ordersheet

  • Samples (as roll or at least 10 sheets ≥ A4-Format) 

Important: A certified substrates must be submitted for retesting by the manufacturer if the formulation or production conditions change.

Please send the test samples to:

Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.

Department Prepress Technology
Einsteinring 1a
85609 Aschheim b. Munich
Germany

Our procedure

    Your sent in substrate will be tested and certified according to the current standard with the following criteria:

    • Colour and fluorescence in compliance with ISO 12647-7 (with respect to relevant printing conditions)

    • Gloss according to ISO 8254-1 (TAPPI)

    • Compliance with requirements for white backing according to ISO 13655

    • Permanence assessment according to ISO 12647-7

    • Light fastness according to ISO 12647-7:2016

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

    Our offer

    FograCert Proof substrate according to ISO 12647-7

    For the first substrate: 

    € 630,00 (Fogra-Member) | € 900,00 (regular)

    For each further substrate

    € 220,50 (Fogra-Member) | € 315,00 (regular)

    For each further printing condition (more than 3)

    + € 24,50 (Fogra-Member) | + € 35,00 (regular)

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

    Request an offer