Proof GmbH: First Fogra 51 and Fogra 52 certified company worldwide

Proof GmbH has again been certified by Fogra in September 2015, this time for the standards Fogra 51 (PSOCoated_v3), Fogra 52 (PSOuncoated_v3) and Fogra 39 (ISOcoatedv2).

Fogra Certificate Proof GmbH for Fogra51 and Fogra52 Proofs (PSOCoatedV3 and PSOUncoatedV3 proofs)

The Proof GmbH has thus reaffirmed it’s quality by the strict criteria of Fogra. The tests Fogra conducted went far beyond the pure colorimetric readout of a media wedge. The special proofs for Fogra were evaluated among the following criteria:

  • Color accuracy of the Ugra / Fogra media wedge CMYK 3
  • Overall color accuracy and gamut
  • Uniformity and homogeneity of the proofsProof GmbH has again been certified by Fogra in September 2015, this time for the standards Fogra 51 (PSOCoated_v3), Fogra 52 (PSOuncoated_v3) and Fogra 39 (ISOcoatedv2).
  • Color and gloss of the proofing papers used
  • Tonal range and tonality
  • Register and resolution
  • Status information on the proof
  • Tonal values

The color matching our proofs submitted for the test was confirmed by Fogra with date of September 24, 2015. The Proof GmbH is thus the world’s first company that has certification for the production of contract proofs on a Fogra 51 and Fogra 52.

We are very pleased that our preparation and the efforts of the past few months were rewarded by a successful certification. You can order Fogra51/52 proofs in our proofing shop Order Fogra 51 / Fogra 52 Proofs (PSOCoatedV3 and PSOUncoatedV3).

The full, 12-page report from Fogra can be downloaded here:
Fogra certification report on Proof GmbH of 2015 No. 29712

Fogra 51 and 52: The new printing conditions start in September 2015

With long delay, the new printing conditions Fogra Fogra 51 and 52 – PSOCoatedV3 and PSOUncoatedV3 – will be presented at the end of September and finally come into practice. The German bvdm invites together with Fogra and ECI to a joint “kick-off” of the new printing conditions in the “Hochschule der Medien” in Stuttgart.

On Wednesday, the 30th of September 2015 from 10 o’clock representatives of the associations will introduce in the university the innovations, Karl Michael Meinecke wrote of the ECI mailing list.

In this kick-off the new, jointly developed printing conditions and  to implement the ISO 12647-2:2013 are presented to printing and media professionals. Attendance is expected to be free, but registration with name and company to the email address ks@bvdm-online.de is requested. The event takes place at the HdM in auditorium i003 in the Nobel Straße 10, D-70569 Stuttgart (Vaihingen) in the Stuttgart Media University.

Fogra51 and Fogra52: A difficult start

The launch of Fogra51 and Fogra52 had been marked by delays and disruptions. Large series of measurements had to be discarded after testing, measurement technology as the new SpectroProofer ILS 30 or new proofing papers were delivered only with great delay. Several seminars on how to manage the change to the new ISO standards in the Fogra are running since late last year with numerous participants in full swing – only the new standards were still not in sight. Now there is at least the kick-off date at the end of September in sight.

Cirtainly, all involved representatives of associations and interested companies were often reminded of the negative model of the US standardization bodies:

The IDEAlliance had presented in 2013 probably too hastily developed new printing conditions for GRACol 2013 and SWOP 2013, but so far they hardly play any role in practice. Why? Even the IDEAlliance open most their publications on the new standards with the tenor: “If you are not extremely color-critical, there is no reason to change from the old standards to the new ones … Conclusion: Please stay with their established, old workflow with profiles from 2006 … we are currently working on numerous ‘supplements’ …”

PSOCoatedV3 and PSOUncoatedV3: What definitely comes

But it is clear: The new standards will bring many changes to companies in printing and prepress: The individual changes in detail: Continue reading

New SWOP and GRACoL 2013 Profiles available for proofing

idealliance_logo_webRecently Proof GmbH made available in their proof online shop the new US Proof Standards of SWOP and GRACoL with their 2013 profiles. Unlike the new Fogra51 and Fogra52 profiles from their Munich colleagues, the IDEAlliance have pushed their new standards forward and published new M1-based profiles already in 2013 – M1 meaning, that the new standards are measured in consideration of optical brightening agents (OBAs), and also contain a different white point than the previous SWOP and GRACoL profiles of 2006.

The release was perhaps a bit too early – even the Americans feel uneasy. So several documents of IDEAlliance regarding GRACoL 2013 and GRACoL 2006 almost discourages a necessity of a change towards the new profiles.

Ron Ellis and Don Hutcheson wrote: “The few minor changes are barely visible in most subject matter and should not significantly affect printers, designers or print buyers. […] In fact the differences are smaller than the typical variation between two good offset press runs “Not even image data or proofs must be adapted to the new standards”. The really good news Is that legacy image files and proofs produced using GRACoL 2006 Should not need to be adjusted or converted for printing or proofing to GRACoL 2013 (and vice-versa), except in rare situations.” GRACoL 2013 Guidelines

LAB values ​​of the primary colors, white paper and more have of course changed, therefore the reluctance can be explained only by a degree of uncertainty, as the Fogra and the ECI will implement their new Printing Conditions Fogra51 and Fogra52 at the end of September 2015. But ont thing is for shure: When it comes to dot gain and paper white, the American profiles are noticeably different from the new PSOCoated standards of the German Fogra.

The Proof GmbH has already implemented the new GRACoL and SWOP profiles and provides proofs with the new printing conditions.

Specifically, we have included the following proof profiles:

SWOP 2013 C3
Profile: SWOP2013_CRPC5.icc or SWOP2013C3-CPRC5.icc
The profile is measured in M1 mode in consideration of optical brighteners and is printed on proofing papers with optical brighteners.
Maximum Ink coverage: 260%
GCR: Medium +
Maximum Black: 100%
Dot gain: CMY 16% K19%
Paper: Grade # 3 paper
Reference profile: CGATS21-2-CRPC5

SWOP 2013 C5
Profile: SWOP2013C5.icc
Based on CGATS-21-2 CRPC5, with adaptation (SCCA) on US Grade5 coated paper. White paper in LAB: 90/0 / -4
The profile is measured in M1 mode in consideration of optical brighteners and must be printed on proofing papers with optical brighteners.
Paper: Grade # 5 paper
Reference profile: SWOP2015C5

GRACoL 2013 Uncoated
Profile: GRACoL2013UNC_CRPC3.icc
The profile is measured in M1 mode in consideration of optical brighteners and must be printed on proofing papers with optical brighteners.
Maximum Ink coverage: 260%
GCR: Medium +
Maximum Black: 100%
Dot gain: CMY 16% K19%
Paper: N.N.
Reference profile: CGATS21-2-CRPC3

GRACoL 2013
Profile: GRACoL2013_CRPC6.icc
The profile is measured in M1 mode in consideration of optical brighteners and must be printed on proofing papers with optical brighteners.
Maximum Ink coverage: 320%
GCR: Medium +
Maximum Black: 100%
Dot gain: CMY 16%, K19,1%
Paper: N.N.
Reference profile: CGATS21-2-CRPC6

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New Proof papers for Fogra51 and Fogra52 in use

Three weeks ago, we have introduced two new proofing papers for the proof of Fogra 51 and Fogra 52 Beta standard and other color standards, that require proof papers with optical brighteners:

EFI Proof Paper 8245 OBA Semimatte
EFI Proof Paper 8175 OBA Matte

A proof for coated papers with optical brighteners, we offer on semi matte EFI 8245 OBA semimatte with 245 gr / sqm. The EFI Proof Paper 8245OBA Semimatte has been specifically designed for proofing white and brightened, coated papers. The white point of this semi matte paper is very close to the values ​​of the FOGRA51 profile and thus allows proofing of FOGRA51 with virtually no paper white simulation at all. It is also well suited for simulating paper conditions PC1 according to ISO 12647-2:-2013.

EFI Proof Paper 8245 OBA Semimatt

Weight: 245 g / sqm
Thickness: 245 microns
Opacity:> 95%
Gloss: 22%
CIE L * a * b * (M0): 95.8 | 0.9 | -4.3
CIE L * a * b * (M1): 96.0 | 1.1 | -5.6

For Proofs on uncoated papers with optical brighteners, we offer proofing on matte EFI 8175 OBA matte with 175gr / sqm. The EFI Proof Paper 8175OBA Matte has been specifically designed for uncoated proof standards. It is highly brightened and very suitable for proofing of Fogra52.

EFI Proof Paper 8175 OBA Matte

Weight: 175 g / m²
Thickness: 230 microns
Opacity: 97%
Gloss: 5%
CIE L * a * b * (M0): 96.8 | 2.5 | -7.7
CIE L * a * b * (M1): 97.0 | 3.0 | -10.8

Fogra 51 and Fogra 52 Beta Proofs available

By switching to the new Fiery XF 6.1 and the use of the new X-Rite SpectroProofer ILS-30 measuring instruments, we are now able to proof the current beta versions of the new printing standards Fogra 51 and Fogra 52.

Since the current proofing profiles are available only in preliminary beta versions, the versions are of course not color binding and legally binding. Nevertheless, interested agencies and printers can get a picture of the current state of development and evaluate the coming changes of the OBA proofing papers used better match the colors of the new proofing standards.

We have created a new category in our Proof.de Store:
Fogra 51 / Fogra 52 Beta Proofs

The Fogra 51/52 Beta proofs are listed as follows:

Proof profile Coated:
PSO_Coated_v3_ECI Practice Fred15_Oct2014.icc

Proof profiles Uncoated:
PSO_Uncoated_v3_eci_Fred15-July2014.icc
PSO_Uncoated_blueish_v3_ (ECI) -Fred15-July.icc

Software: Fiery XF 6.1
Proof printer: EPSON 7900/9900
Measurement: Epson / X-Rite SpectroProofer ILS30
Measuring standard: M1 with UV

Proof Paper Coated: EFI Proof Paper 8245OBA Semimatt 245gr / sqm
Proof Paper Uncoated: EFI Proof Paper 8175OBA Matt 175gr / sqm

 

Current Proof Standards 2018

Offset / Heatset / Coldset

From September 30th 2015:
PSOCoatedV3 / Fogra 51
Profile: PSOcoated_v3.icc
The successor of ISOcoatedv2 for glossy and matte coated paper with moderate optical brighteners
Paper: Paper type 1, glossy and matte coated paper with moderate optical brightning agents (8-14 DeltaB according to ISO 15397), Tone value increase curve A (CMYK) according to ISO 12647-2:2013, Paper white: CIELAB=95;1,5;-6
Characterization Data: Presumably Fogra51L (M1)

From September 30th 2015:
PSOuncoated_v3 / Fogra 52
Profile: PSOuncoated_v3_FOGRA52.icc
The successor of PSOUncoated for uncoated wood-free paper with high fluorescence.
Paper: Paper type 5, wood-free uncoated, with high OBAs (more than 14 DeltaB according to ISO 15397), Tonal value increase curves C (CMYK) according to ISO 12647-2:2013, Paper white: CIELAB=93.5;2.5;-10
Characterization Data: PresumablyFogra52L (M1)

ISO Coated v2 (ECI)
Profile: ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc
Paper types 1 and 2, gloss and matte coated
Tone value increase curves A (CMY) and B (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA39L

ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)
Profile: ISOCoated_v2_300_eci.icc
Paper types 1 and 2, gloss and matte coated
Tone value increase curves A (CMY) and B (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA39L

PSO LWC Improved (ECI)
Profile: PSO_LWC_Improved_eci.icc
Paper type 3, improved gloss coated (LWC)
Tone value increase curves B (CMY) and C (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA45L

PSO LWC Standard (ECI)
Profile: PSO_LWC_Standard_eci.icc
Paper type 3, standard gloss coated (LWC)
Tone value increase curves B (CMY) and C (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA46L

PSO Uncoated ISO12647 (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Uncoated_ISO12647_eci.icc
Paper type 4, uncoated white offset
Tone value increase curves C (CMY) and D (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA47L

ISO Uncoated Yellowish
Profile: ISOuncoatedyellowish.icc
Paper type 5, uncoated yellowish offset
Tone value increase curves C (CMY) and D (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA30L

SC Paper (ECI)
Profile: SC_paper_eci.icc
Paper type SC, Super calandered •
Tone value increase curves B (CMY) and C (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA40L

PSO SC-B Paper v3 NEW 2017
Profile:  PSOsc-b_paper_v3_FOGRA54.icc
SC-B Paper, Super calandered Papier, satinated

Paper: Commercial offset, SC-B paper (super-calendered, satinized), printing condition PC6, dot gain curve 2013-B, white base. .
Prüfprofil: FOGRA54.txt

PSO MFC Paper (ECI)
Profile: PSO_MFC_paper_eci.icc
Paper type MFC, Machine finished coating
Tone value increase curves B (CMY) and C (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA41L

PSO SNP Paper (ECI)
Profile: PSO_SNP_paper_eci.icc
Paper type SNP, Standard newsprint, heatset web offset printing
Tone value increase curves C (CMY) and D (K) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA42L

PSO Coated NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Coated_NPscreen_ISO12647_eci.icc
Paper type 1 and 2, gloss and matte coated non-periodic screening (NPscreen), 20 μm
Tone value increase curve F (CMYK) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA43L

PSO Coated 300% NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Coated_300_NPscreen_ISO12647_eci.icc
Paper type 1 and 2, gloss and matte coated
non-periodic screening (NPscreen), 20 μm
Tone value increase curve F (CMYK) as defined in ISO12647-2:2004
Characterization Data: FOGRA43L

PSO Uncoated NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Uncoated_NPscreen_ISO12647_eci.icc
Paper type 4, uncoated white offset
non-periodic screening (NPscreen), 30 μm
Tone value increase curve F (CMYK) as defined in ISO 12647-2:2004
Characterization Data:FOGRA44L

Improved Newsprint, INP / PSO INP Paper (ECI)
Profile: PSO_INP_Paper_eci.icc
Commercial and specialty offset, INP paper (improved news print), positive plates
tone value increase curves C (CMY) and D (K), white backing
Characterization Data: FOGRA48L.txt

PSO Coated v2 300% Matte laminate (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Coated_v2_300_Matte_laminate_eci.icc
FINISHING PROOF! Not for on-press colour matching!
Matte lamination with OPP film,
FOGRA49 shows the finished final product, dedicated separation, detection of colour changes compared to ISO Coated v2
Characterization Data: FOGRA49L.txt

PSO Coated v2 300% Glossy laminate (ECI)
Profile: PSO_Coated_v2_300_Glossy_laminate_eci.icc
FINISHING PROOF! Not for on-press colour matching!
Glossy lamination with OPP film,
FOGRA50 shows the finished final product, dedicated separation, detection of colour changes compared to ISO Coated v2
Characterization Data: FOGRA50L.txt

Heaven42
The absolute white tone opens up the greatest scope of colours for design and printing afforded by any coated paper worldwide. The perfect foundation for extreme contrasts and combination with ultra white natural papers. The absolutely white paper shade of heaven 42 impacts on the printing process as well as on the pre-press stage. With the same colouring and dot gain, the printed image can look significantly colder if separation remains unchanged (e.g. with
ICC-profile “IsoCoated_v2”).

We are proofiing Heaven42 on proof paper with optical brighteners and measure the Proof in M1 Standard. Please note: Our Heaven42 proofs represent a good simulation of the original Heaven42 ICC Profile, but are not – as an ISOcoatedv2 Proof – coloraccurate and legally binding.

Scheufelen offers two ICC-Profiles for download, we are proofing the color profile of Heidelberger Druck (“_HD”).
Profile: Heaven42_AM_U280_K98_G80_HD.icc (Heidelberger Druck)
Ink Coverage: ~280 % (U)
Gray: GCR , 80 % (G)
Black Generation: 98 % (K)
Proofpaper: EFI Proof Paper 8245 OBA Semimatt
Proofprofile: Generated from reference profile
Measuring method: M1 with optical brighners (OBAs)

Rotogravure standard:

ECI Rotogravure profiles from 2009 for the Process Standard Rotogravure (PSR)

LWC Plus V2 M1 NEW 2018
Profile: PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_ M1.icc
The Sucessor of LWC Plus (PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_PT.icc, PSRgravureHWC_ECI2002.txt)
Paper: Paper type LWCplus (improved light weight coated) glossy coated
Characterization data: PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_M1.txt

LWC Plus
Profile: PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_PT.icc
The successor of HWC
Profile: PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_PT.icc
Paper: LWC (light weight coated) paper
Characterization data: ECI_PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2.txt

LWC Standard
Profile: PSR_LWC_STD_V2_PT.icc
Paper: LWC (light weight coated) paper
Characterization data: ECI_PSR_LWC_STD_V2.txt

SC Plus
Profile: PSR_SC_Plus_V2.icc
whiter super calandered paper
Characterization data: ECI_PSR_SC_Plus_V2.txt

SC standard
Profile: PSR_SC_STD_V2.icc
Paper: super calandered paper
Characterization data: ECI_PSR_SC_STD_V2.txt

News Plus
Profile: PSRgravureMF.icc
PSRgravureMF is now reffered to as News Plus
Paper: Paper News Plus
Characterization data: PSRgravureMF_ECI2002.txt

US / International Proof Profiles

GRACoL2006_Coated1v2
Profile: GRACoL2006_Coated1v2.icc
GRACol interpretation of ISO 12647-2.
Paper: Paper type 1 and 2, gloss and matt art paper, dot gain curves NPDC (Neutral Density Curves Print)
Characterization data: GRACoL2006_Coated1.txt, a derivation from Fogra 39

SWOP2006_Coated3v2
Profile: SWOP2006_Coated3v2
SWOP interpretation of ISO 12647-2 for offset printing on coated paper thin.
Paper: Thin, coated paper, dot gain curves NPDC (Neutral Density Curves Print)
Characterization data: SWOP2006_Coated3.txt, a derivative of Adobe USWebCoated v2

SWOP2006_Coated5v2
Profile: SWOP2006_Coated5v2
Other SWOP interpretation of ISO 12647-2 for offset printing on coated paper thin.
Paper: Thin, coated paper with a slightly different white tone to SWOP2006_Coated3V2, dot gain curves NPDC (Neutral Density Curves Print)
Characterization data: SWOP2006_Coated5.txt, a derivative of Adobe USWebCoated v2

JapanColor2011Coated
Profile: JapanColor2011Coated.icc
The new standard of Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA).
Characterization data: JapanColor.it8

PaC.Space
Profile: PaC.Space_CMYK_gravure_V1a.icc
PaC.Space is the first common color standard for packaging gravure printing, which enables to process-an interface from the supplied prepress data or printer-specific requirements.
Paper: Coated substrates and films for packaging gravure
Characterization data: FOGRA_PaCSpace_MKCheck11.it8

Proofing Standards for Papers with Optical Brightening Agents (OBA)

SWOP 2013 C3
Profile: SWOP2013_CRPC5.icc or SWOP2013C3-CPRC5.icc
The profile is being measured in M1 Mode taking into account the Optical Brightening Agents in the paper.
TAC: 260%
GCR: Medium+
Max K: 100%
TVI: CMY 16%, K19%

Paper: Grade #3 paper
Characterization data reference: CGATS21-2-CRPC5

SWOP 2013 C5
Profile: SWOP2013C5.icc
Based on CGATS-21-2 CRPC5, with substrate correction (SCCA) for US Grade5 coated stock. Reference White Point in LAB: 90/0/-4
The profile is being measured in M1 Mode taking into account the Optical Brightening Agents in the paper.
Paper: Grade #5 paper
Characterization data reference: SWOP2015C5

GRACoL 2013 Uncoated
Profile: GRACoL2013UNC_CRPC3.icc
The profile is being measured in M1 Mode taking into account the Optical Brightening Agents in the paper.
TAC: 260%
GCR: Medium+
Max K: 100%
TVI: CMY 16%, K19%

Paper: N.N.
Characterization data reference: CGATS21-2-CRPC3

GRACoL 2013
Profile: GRACoL2013_CRPC6.icc
The profile is being measured in M1 Mode taking into account the Optical Brightening Agents in the paper.
TAC: 320%
GCR: Medium+
Max K: 100%
TVI: CMY 16%, K19,1%

Paper: N.N.
Characterization data reference: CGATS21-2-CRPC6


ISO Web Coated
Profile: ISOwebcoated.icc
LWC paper standard, glossy
Paper: Paper grade 3, standard glossy coated (LWC), dot gain curves B (CMY) and C (K) from ISO 12647-2: 2004
Test profile: FOGRA28L

ISONewspaper 26v4
Profile: ISONewspaper26v4.icc
Newspaper
Paper: paper type SNP, standard newsprint, heatset web offset, dot gain curves C (CMY) and D (K) from ISO 12647-2: 2004
Test profile: IFRA26

ISOUncoated
Profile: ISOUncoated.icc
Standard for uncoated white natural paper
Paper: paper grade 4, uncoated white offset, dot gain curves C (CMY) and D (K) from ISO 12647-2: 2004
Test profile: FOGRA29L

SWOP 2013
Profile: SWOP2013_CRPC5.icc
The profile is measured in M1 mode under consideration of optical brighteners and must be printed on proof papers with optical brighteners.
Maximum color contribution: 260%
GCR: Medium+
Maximum black: 100%
Dot gain: CMY 16%, K19%
Paper: Grade #3 paper
Test profile: CGATS21-2-CRPC5

PSO SC-B Paper v3 NEW 2017
Profile: PSOsc-b_paper_v3_FOGRA54.icc
SC-B paper, super calandered paper, satin finish
Paper: commercial offset, SC-B paper (super-calendered, satined), printing condition PC6, dot gain curve 2013-B, white measuring pad.
Test profile: FOGRA54.txt

WAN-IFRAnewspaper 26v5
Profile: WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc
Color space: Primary and secondary colors from ISO 12647-3: 2013
Dot gain: 26%
Maximum paint application: 220%
Maximum GCR: Long black with an early black start

eciCMYK – CMYK exchange colour space NEW 2017
Profile: eciCMYK.icc
FOGRA53 is a CMYK exchange color space and is used for color communication in print production.​