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Validation Print Creation (VPC)
This certification is aimed at agencies and repro service providers and serves as proof of their professional qualification to produce a colour-accurate validation print during the design process according to ISO 12647-8.
Can you rely on colour accuracy right from the design process? ISO 12647-8 specifies criteria for the certification of validation printing systems and validation printing production. VPC certification is based on the target values and tolerances defined 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 12647-8. Certification details are listed in our FograCert database.
You would like to have your company certified according to VPC or renew an existing certification?
We need from you
Printouts of the test forms to check the colour matching of a print combination
Evaluation-Testform B printed on the following day (with a time interval of 24 hours to evaluation test form A)
Important: Add the Fogra media wedge 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 print samples to:
Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Prepress Technology
85609 Aschheim b. Munich
Your submitted print will be examined and certified according to the current standard using 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
Consistency (repeatability “day to day”)
In case of a successful certification we issue a certificate and list your company in our FograCert database.
FograCert Validation Print Creation according to ISO 12647-8:
For each printing condition:
€ 245,00 (Fogra member) | € 350,00 (regular)
Any further printing condition or remeasurement with simultaneous submission:
€ 157,50 (Fogra member) | € 225,00 (regular)
Including spot colours (up to 3):
+ € 28,00 (Fogra member) | + € 40,00 (regular)
I would be pleased to provide you with a non-binding offer for your VPC certification: