EFI Fiery and Landa S10 Press First to Receive New FOGRA VPS Certification
New Designation Offers High Confidence and Accuracy in Digital Prints Appearing the Way Designers Intend Every Time with Advanced EFI Fiery and Landa Technology
LAS VEGAS – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today 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 today during its annual users’ conference, EFI Connect, in 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 VP 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.
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing® presses bridge the industry's “profitability gap,” cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the high quality and speed of offset to transform the commercial printing, packaging and publishing markets; Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in solar energy, automotive coatings, hair color, cosmetics, lab-grown diamonds, 3D printing, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, whichinvestsinearly stage companies with complementary disruptive technologies; and the Landa Fund, which promotes civic equality and the narrowing of socio-economic gaps in Israeli society. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base. (www.landanano.com.)
The objective of Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V. (Research Institute for Media Technologies) is to promote print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields ofresearchanddevelopment, and to enable the printing industry to utilize the results of this activity. To this end, the association maintains its own institute, with about 50 staff members including engineers, chemists and physicists. Fogra’s principal tasks concern research, development, transfer of know-how, development of standards and consultancy.
Fogra has about 800 members. About half of them are printing businesses operating in fields ranging from pre-press to post-press, while the other half are suppliers. More than 30% of the members are based outside Germany. The member companies are predominantly medium-sized. They differ greatly in their target markets and production processes and this diversity is reflected in Fogra’s research topics. (www.fogra.org)
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging for industries and market segments where imaging and color matter. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for commercial printing and publishing and for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)
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