EFI Fiery and Landa S10 receive new Fogra VPS Certification

For better accuracy in digital prints

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EFI Fiery

Electronics For Imaging, announced that its EFI Fiery digital front end technology and the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing press combined to be the first to receive Fogra’s new expanded FograCert Validation Printing System certification. EFI announced the new FograCert achievement during its annual users conference, EFI Connect, at Las Vegas.

“This new ‘combi-certification’ extends the established FograCert VPS testing regime beyond single print validation to an evaluation of print run stability stipulated by PSD, ProcessStandard Digital (ISO/TS 15311),” said Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra. “We were pleased to work with both Landa and EFI in conducting this first-of-its-kind certification of ISO compliant Validation Prints for Landa’s S10 press and the press’s EFI Fiery digital front end. Congratulations to both EFI and Landa for achievement of these Fogra seals.”

“The Fogra seal is an important validation of the quality of our Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press,” said Landa Digital Printing vice president of Product Strategy Gilad Tzori. “It also validates our choice of partnering with EFI. While certification based on a single print has been the standard for some time, we believe this new certification, which tests print run stability, is an important validation of the Landa S10 print quality. Our customers can be reassured of consistent quality at Landa digital print speeds.”

 

“By meeting new validation requirements like the FograCert Validation Printing System certification, EFI and Landa are working to ensure that printing companies’ customers can have greater confidence in the print they buy, which ultimately helps create more opportunities for growth in high-volume digital printing,” said John Henze, vice president, Sales and Marketing, EFI Fiery.

ISO 12647-8 originally specified criteria and tolerances for the certification of validation printing systems, as well as for validation print creation in the field. The certification now covers combination printing systems that include a printing system, driving software, color management software, substrate, and a simulated printing condition that more accurately represents today’s print production process.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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