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Softproof Monitor

The softproof shows on the display what the colours of the printed image will look like. With the certification you show that your monitor is suitable for a high quality softproof.

Certified Monitors

Your benefit

Softproof refers to the display of colour data on a monitor or projector, where the colours appear to simulate a printing condition for specific lighting and environmental conditions. With the FograCert Softproof Monitor you prove that your monitor can be used in a certifiable softproof system. The certification comes with a certificate and a FograCert logo. Certification details are listed in our FogaCert database.

  • Feedback of results within a short time: 2 weeks

  • Validity of the certification: unlimited for the whole production series

  • Individual FograCert logo: Show your high quality standard!

Dr Andreas Kraushaar

Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 335

Get in touch

Your contact

I would be happy to assist you with the softproof monitor certification.

What you need to do

You would like to have your monitor certified?

Simply send us your monitor:

Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Prepress Technology
Einsteinring 1a
85609 Aschheim b. München
Germany

Our procedure

Your monitor will be tested and certified according to the following criteria:

  • Viewing angle stability

  • Uniformity

  • Warm-up behaviour

The criteria have been developed as part of the researchproject „Set up and evaluation of a softproof workstation“ that was supported by the Project Advisory Group (PA).

Is a tested monitor typical for an entire production series?

In our experience, the warm-up behaviour as well as the viewing angle characteristics of a sample can be considered exemplary for the given model series. However, the homogeneity of a single pattern does not always have to be typical for a series and may change during the service life due to component aging. We therefore recommend that softproof users test the homogeneity of a monitor themselves. The Fogra monitor test images are a useful tool for visual assessment of homogeneity, viewing angle characteristics and calibration.

Our offer

FograCert monitor for one screen:
665 € (Fogra member) | 950 € (regular)

For every other screen:
560  € (Fogra member) | 800 € (regular)

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

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