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In order to cope with the strong international demand for the certification according to PSO (ISO 12647), Fogra runs a partner programme in non German-speaking countries. It allows qualified specialists of the printing idustry to help print shops gaining the valuable certificate.
A print shop which wants to obtain PSO certification, can directly get in contact with our partners. They help to prepare for the certification test and carry out the necessary assessments on site. After the test has been completed all relevant prints and documents are sent to Fogra.
The evaluation of the test prints is accomplished by Fogra and the German printers association (bvdm). Both parties also launch the certificate for the print shop, if the measurements showed correct results.
Head of Printing Techniques
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Are you interested in becoming part of our international certification partner network? Then contact me for more details!
To become a PSO Partner, Fogra membership is a prerequisite. You need to attend a training course at Fogra or at your premises. After passing the subsequent examination, you will receive your two-year valid certificate.
Please note that employees of print shops cannot participate in the PSO partner programme.
In order to increase the reach of PSO in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, a professionals model has been established as supplement to the partner programme. PSO Professionals have demonstrated expertise in the field of offset printing, CTP and colour management. They can also carry out certification audits on site if they are associated to a certain partner who acts as intermediate between the professional and Fogra.
For more information, please contact our Chinese partner APTEC.
The next firmly planned PSO Partner training course will take place from 18 to 20 February 2020 at Fogra.