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Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies prepress department, certified the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass corrugated printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. as Fogra compliant.
The ultra-high-speed, single-pass direct-to-board digital printer passed the Fogra Process Standard Digital Print Check this summer and is the first such printer to do so.
Developed by Fogra, the Process Standard Digital (PSD) represents an industrially orientated and standardised procedure for the creation of digital print products. With a PSD certificate, packaging converters and corrugated display manufacturers using the Nozomi C18000 printer have additional, proven verification of the quality and reliability of their digital production offering. Successful implementation of the PSD can also help Nozomi C18000 users – a group that includes many of the world’s leading packaging companies – with reduced manufacturing cost and waste, higher quality and time performance, and better overall sustainability in corrugated production.
This summer, Kraushaar and his research team tested the LED-inkjet corrugated printer at EFI Industrial Printing facilities in Almassora, Spain, verifying the Nozomi C18000 printer’s output process control, colour fidelity and workflow. The Fogra team tested against the FOGRA39 standard, as well as the GRACoL/SWOP standard from U.S. industry association Idealliance, and determined that the printer successfully passed all the tests and requirements.