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The research projects are directly related to printing practice. In most cases, a connection is established between the print quality, the process parameters and the materials used. The results also contribute to the further development of national and international standardisation.
Increased economic efficiency and sustainability of print production with heatset offset presses through independence from natural gas
Offset printing 01/01/2023
The research project is intended to help make print production with heatset offset presses more economical and sustainable.
Offset printing 08/31/2022
The aim is to establish a new paper characteristic value that allows to predict the expected solid tone densities and tone value increases.
Prepress technology 08/24/2022
The aim of this project is to develop a cross-process print quality assessment procedure (ISO score)
Visual and metrological characterization of metallic effects to increase process reliability in packaging printing
Prepress technology 06/01/2022
The aim is to clarify which properties in human perception are responsible for the expression of the metallic effect.
Offset printing 09/01/2021
The aim is to characterise OGV printing inks, folding boxboard and label papers on the market using laboratory techniques.
Offset printing 03/01/2021
The aim is to improve the deinkability of mineral oil-free newspaper inks and to establish a new reference set for the swelling behavior.
Offset printing 10/31/2020
Objective parameters are to be established that correlate with the visual impression of printed metal surfaces.
Laboratory method for the practical and reproducible determination of the residual strength of papers for heatset web offset printing
Offset printing 03/31/2020
Within the scope of the research project, an already existing laboratory method for testing the residual strength is to be further developed.
Offset printing 10/31/2019
Typical offset print products are to be identified and provided with quality requirements that are customary in practice.
Modelling the printing behaviour in sheet-fed offset printing on the basis of measurable paper properties
Offset printing 04/30/2018
The paper-side factors influencing solid tone colouring and tone value increases in sheet-fed offset are to be determined.
Reduction of "Picture Framing" in sheet-fed offset printing through targeted selection of material and application parameters
Offset printing 03/31/2018
Within the framework of the research project, a better understanding of the development mechanisms of "Picture Framing" is to be achieved.
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.
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.
The ProcessStandard Offset (PSO) and the ISO 12647 series of standards are considered to be indispensable tools for colour reliable print production. The use of printing inks in accordance with ISO 2846 is a prerequisite for achieving the target values specified therein. Fogra also certifies the consumables and additives required for the printing process, e.g. fountain concentrates and washing agents.
In order to expand the international circle of certified print shops, Fogra in China offers a cost-effective variant called PSObasic. This is based on the same target values and tolerances as the certification according to PSO (ISO 12647), but follows a reduced scope of testing. PSObasic thus serves as a stepping stone to obtaining the more comprehensive PSO certificate.
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