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Our core competence lies in the evaluation of print results and error analysis. This includes technical and colourimetric evaluations of printed copies. Furthermore, we offer testing accessories and material examinations which are directly related to the printing process.
Technical and colourimetric evaluation of printed copies
The examinations offered are as varied as the printed products and their defects. These include ink abrasion, blocking, ghosting, mottling, register deviations and doubling. Furthermore, the conformity with the ProcessStandard Offset (PSO) or ISO 12647 and the colour match between proof and production run can be checked.
Residual strength of heatset papers
In combination with the embrittlement of the paper due to heatset drying, the mechanical stresses during folding lead to a significant reduction in strength properties. This can lead to breaking of the fold. It is often noticed too late when individual pages of the finished printed product are torn out of a staple or thread binding.
State-of-the-art laboratories and measuring technology for high precision testing
Our clients are print shops and print buyers as well as manufacturers of printing machines, inks and papers.
A typical concern is the assessment and troubleshooting of complaints regarding print quality or the used materials. However, there is also a frequent demand for investigations that are intended to serve the further development of products.
Head of Printing Techniques
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Do you need our help with an objective measurement, or would you like to get a sound and trustworthy advice on quality issues, or do you need an expert witness to assist you in the resolution of a dispute? Please contact me, without obligation, if you wish to receive more information on this.
Fogra - your trusted partner for testing
We see ourselves as a modern service provider that carries out inspections tailored to the industry’s needs, that advises companies on questions of quality and that mediates in technical disputes. The field of application ranges from customer specific requests to standardised laboratory measurements.
We provide watertight arguments, a competent assessment of all risks and opportunities based on our considerable experience and intensive research, precise measurements, and independent expert opinions for your business decisions.
Even when you are faced with the challenges that new materials and technologies present to you or when you are in need of detailed examinations we are able to help you with our technical expertise and state-of-the-art analytical technology.
Fogra will also be able to assist you as an independent expert if there are doubts about the technical or human causes of a complaint. We have gained an international reputation as the first point of contact for disputes by several thousands of expert opinions.
The Fogra dampening control test form is the tool that allows a printer to achieve the most favourable ink-water balance in all units.