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Digital proofing system gains certification

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AGFA Graphics SherpaProof line of digital proofing systems has been given official certification from the European printing organisation fogra.

In recent testing, fogra certified Agfa's SherpaProof system for its ability to produce proofs that comply with the IS12647-2 and IS12647-4 standards (offset and gravure printing).

Agfa's systems were certified for nine different printing conditions including screened proofing with SherpaDot (dot-for-dot technology).

The certified system has several components, including:

* ApogeeX workflow with optional SherpaDot.

* SherpaProof Media (AMDP); proofing substrate certified by fogra.

* QmsX quality management system.

* EPSON Stylus Pro engine family.

The certification comes in a very busy year for Agfa's SherpaProof systems. The microporous SherpaProof media (AMDP) for pigment inks also received a certified status by fogra earlier this year as fogra-cert proof substrate.

In January, the Sherpa and SherpaProof systems received certification from the Specifications Web Offset Publications (SWOP) group, and the system also fared well in the fourth annual IPA colour proofing RoundUP in Chicago last June.

The objective of fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. [fogra Graphic Technology Research Association] is to promote print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research, development and application, and to enable the printing industry to utilise the results of this activity.

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