24.06.10 Color competence you can count on
ColorGATE service team now certified as Fogra Digital Print experts
A world’s first in the industry: employees at ColorGATE, the software RIP vendor, have now been certified by Fogra as digital print experts. Following a period of intensive training with a focus on such different topics as professional color management and communication, working with the required hardware and software and digital proofs according to ISO12647-7 and ISO/CD 12647-8 (validation print), technical specialists Agnes Etzkorn, Mario Naito and Gerrit Andre along with Janis Katomeris from the ColorGATE Sales Support team successfully completed the extensive practical and written examination.
As a result, the training course graduates are now expertly qualified to set up, calibrate and reliably evaluate digital printing systems on the basis of the ISO standards for contract and validation proofing. In addition, they are able to competently train their own customers in how to evaluate digital printing systems according to the requirements of ISO/CD- 12647-8 and to set them up accordingly. If conformity is an issue, the quality achieved can be confirmed competently and independently with the help of the FograCert Validation Print Creation system.
ColorGATE Managing Director Thomas Kirschner comments: “This is a great achievement for the entire ColorGATE team. The Fogra certification of our employees as digital print experts is yet another indication of how we use innovative products and services to support our customers in meeting the demands in their own fields of business in the most optimal way possible.”
Andreas Kraushaar, head of the Pre-Press Department at Fogra explains: “There can be no question that there is a demand for suitable standards for digital printing and that this is the work that Fogra focuses on. As a neutral, independent research institute, we ensure that the most stringent quality control system is used in compliance with the relevant ISO standards.
The customers can rest assured that the certified experts have gained extensive knowledge in handling color and the relevant ISO standards and are able to systematically tackle and deal with any problems and challenges they may encounter. For more details on the DPE program in general and the digital printing system used, visit fogracert.fogra.org. We congratulate the participants on successfully completing the examination.”
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, a leading European manufacturer with its head offices in Hannover, Germany, is an internationally active supplier of innovative product, consulting and system solutions for printing services and color management. The owner-operated company, which was first founded in 1997, maintains business locations in Germany, Italy and the UK.
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