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Technical expert opinions

Fogra, as an independent institute, examines and evaluates facts for you where the cause of the failure is unclear or the parties involved disagree. The aim is always to identify the complexity of the issue and to avoid quick conclusions. If an out-of-court settlement is not possible, Fogra's expert opinions have a high acceptance in court.


Your benefit

We provide technical expert opinions on all questions in the market. The complete expert opinion is a written report, which typically contains the following points:

  • Task definition

  • Product and fault description

  • Test and analysis report

  • Summary

Informative images and a detailed explanation of our approach make the report comprehensible even for the less professional reader.

On request, we can also provide you with advice and make suggestions for avoiding problems in the future.

As a result of our quality and standards competence, you do not have to invest time in expensive standards research and their implementation. We are always up to date and integrate this knowledge into our technical reports. You can trust us!

Florian Hirschhalmer

Security Applications with Print finishing

+49 89 431 82 - 275


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Your contact

You need our help or a neutral expert in a technical conflict? Contact me without obligation to discuss further details of your individual case!

What you need to do

In the context of expert opinions, the material provided is of essential importance. Simply contact us without obligation and we will advise you which materials must be made available in what quantity for a meaningful expert opinion and how you should ideally package the samples to avoid possible contamination with surrounding materials.

We require from you

  • the defect samples and components from the various production steps,

  • comparative copies without the defects complained of ("good samples"),

  • a detailed description of the production, sample, error or task description,

  • Information on the chronological sequence of the individual production phases.

Please send your samples to:  

Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Safety Applications
Einsteinring 1a
85609 Aschheim b. München

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Our procedure

After examining all the materials, we will define the general framework with you and discuss the measuring tasks, test methods and work steps that we have to perform. After we have received your order, you will get an order confirmation, which contains all information about test period, contact person and price.

We carry out all necessary tests at short notice, in accordance with standardised test specifications and our high quality standards. Your contact person at Fogra will keep in touch with you and inform you of any incidents relating to the expert report. Of course, you can also inquire about the status of the expert report at any time. After completion of the test, we summarise the results in a written report.

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Our offer

Technical expert reports are invoiced according to time spent. A typical time expenditure for expert opinions without increased testing and analysis effort is 3 hours:

571.20 € (Fogra-Member) | € 816.00 (normal)

I would be pleased to provide you with a non-binding offer for a technical report:

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