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Contract Proof Creation (CPC)
This certification is aimed at proof and print service providers and serves as proof of their professional qualification to produce a color-accurate proof in accordance with ISO 12647-7.
The test procedure according to ISO 12647-7 is the crux of quality control:
The visual reference with colour fidelity for both print service providers and print buyers
Proof of flawless data preparation
Reference in case of dispute
ISO 12647-7 specifies criteria for the certification of proofing systems and proof creation. The standard also contains requirements for proof substrates. CPC certification is based on the target values and tolerances specified in the current standard. The certification comes with a certificate and a FograCert logo in addition to the technical test report, which shows conformity with ISO 12647-7. Certification details are listed in our FograCert database.
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What you need to do
You would like to have your company certified according to CPC or renew an existing certification?
We need from you
The filled out order sheet for each printing combination by email to fogracert_prepress
Printout of the Evaluation Test Form A
- Please take into account the drying time specified by the system supplier during calibration and validation (opt.).
- Please attach the Fogra MediaWedge V3.0 and the complete status bar. For the gloss measurement an edge area (minimum width: 4 cm) of the unprinted substrate is required.
Please send the prints to:
Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Prepress Technology
85609 Aschheim b. Munich
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The following information shall be provided as a humanreadable commentary line:
Conformance level (“Digital proof according to ISO 12647-7:2016”)
Digital proofing system designation
Substrate material type
Printing condition simulated
Time and date of production
Measurement condition: M0, M1, or M2
Your submitted test print will be examined and certified according to the current standard according to the following criteria:
Gloss, coloration and fluorescence of the substrate
Colour accuracy of the Fogra-MediaWedge CMYK V3
Colour accuracy, colour gamut and gray balance of the ISO 12642-2 test chart
Tone value reproduction limits/gradients
Image register and resolving power
In case of a successful certification we issue a certificate and list your company in our FograCert database.
Optionally, an evaluation of spot colours is also possible. To do this, please either fill out the corresponding fields in the accompanying sheet or send us CxF/X-4 data for an extended evaluation.
FograCert Contract Proof Creation according to ISO 12647-7
For each printing condition:
€ 262.50 (Fogra member) | € 375.00 (regular)
Any further printing condition or remeasurement with simultaneous submission:
€ 164.50 (Fogra member) | € 235.00 (regular)
Including spot colours (up to 3)
+ € 35.00 (Fogra member) | + € 50.00 (regular)
I would be pleased to provide you with a non-binding offer for your CPC certification: