ColorGATE is guiding print service providers through the PSD certification process. With the release of Version 7.20, the company has enhanced the Proofgate Module (PGM) with new PSD functions.
The ProcessStandard Digital (PSD) was originally developed by Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. to establish international mandatory standards for the digital print business.
The Proofgate Module Version 7.20 allows creating PSD-compliant digital prints, so the internal control wedge evaluation for large format printing has been adjusted to the PSD defaults. This allows the media relative print guaranteeing a consistent colour reproduction no matter what printing method or material was used. Additionally, the established way of the absolute reproduction (side-by-side) was adapted to the PSD instructions. With the modified evaluation dialogue it is easier to switch between the different evaluation criteria like ISO 12647 or the new PSD. The layout of the evaluations for ISO A4 or label printers will be automatically adapted to the selection.
A requirement of campaign printing is to present brand information across a range of diverse media maintaining optimal colour reproduction results. Due to a disparity of the individual colour reproduction capabilities most conventional printing systems are facing difficulties.
ColorGATE offers solutions for print service providers that are setting great value on consistent and predictable colour reproduction in campaign printing with its Productionserver 7 Campaign Printing Edition.
PS7 Campaign Printing is the most extensive RIP software product in the current line-up and is designed to satisfy the highest demands made on colour consistent campaign printing in mixed production environments on the basis of international colour standards. Proofgate Module is included in the PS7 Campaign Printing package and as of now fully equipped with PSD functions mentioned above. With the PS7 Campaign Printing Edition campaign printing becomes predictable for the digital print service provider as well as for the print buyer.
ColorGATE offers a comprehensive guidance for the PSD certification process for print service providers. The DPE partner certification (Digital Print Expert) from Fogra testifies that ColorGATE employees have acquired comprehensive knowledge and practical qualifications. The company is now authorised to conduct PSD audits with customers. Through intensive consulting, trainings and introductions to the PSD compliant production process, ColorGATE prepares customers in an optimal way for the PSD-certification to be ideally conditioned for the PSD audit afterwards.