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PSOactive is a supplement to the certification according to PSO (ISO 12647) and is offered to certified print shops as an additional option. In order to guarantee consistently standardized print production even between the test dates, prints must be sent in regularly for metrological testing.

Your benefit

PSOactive is a valuable tool that encourages the confidence between print shop and customer, helps to avoid disputes and increases the quality of the daily workflow.

Successful participants receive a special PSO seal of approval and an additional entry in the Fogra PSO database.

Jürgen Gemeinhardt

Head of Printing Techniques

+49 89 431 82 - 256

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Your contact

You want to assure your clients that your print shop regularly provides proof of the print quality achieved? Then contact me without obligation, I will be happy to advise you!

What you need to do

Every three months you send in a four-coloured printed sheet from a production job including a print control strip and the corresponding measurement report. Any evaluation program or self-generated tables can be used to evaluate the print result, as long as a standard-compliant test with all necessary criteria is possible. Alternatively, an Excel template provided free of charge by Fogra can be used.

PSO evaluation

Our procedure

Fogra measures the solid tone colours, tone value increases, spread and paper white in the print control strip of the submitted print samples and checks the results for conformity with the standard. Furthermore, a plausibility check of the measurement report prepared by the print shop is carried out.

Measuring table at Fogra

Our offer

Annual fee: € 435

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Certification according to PSO (ISO 12647)


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„The regular inspections by Fogra give us a good feeling and the certainty that we are doing everything right in our daily business.“

Thomas Hilgers
Head of department Weiss-Druck GmbH & Co. KG