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.