Digital Press System Certification
IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification Program certifies the capabilities of commercial production xerographic and inkjet devices to meet specific print standards. The program consists of testing and certification in areas of color, print properties and print production. The program considers the entire press system, including the digital front-end, print engine, and paper.
The Digital Press Certification program is broken into two parts: Part 1, available now, is for Commercial Production (xerographic & ink jet) Devices. Part 2, coming in 2012, is for Wide Format and Grand Format Ink Jet Devices.
The program consists of testing and certification in areas of color, press sheet properties and print production. In the certification process, a series of test forms are provided, suppliers print these forms according to a given criteria, the forms are sent to the IDEAlliance designated Evaluation Contractor where they are measured and compared against pre-determined tolerances. Systems that pass all tests are awarded certification, the supplier system details are published on an IDEAlliance web site and the supplier is able to display the certification logo on their product collateral. Potential customers are able to recognize the certification logo and have confidence when considering purchase of a certified system.
The Digital Press System
The Digital Press Certification program is similar to what GRACoL and SWOP is for inkjet proofing, but for digital presses. The certification is intended for digital (xerographic) presses, commercial production inkjet and Wide Format/Grand Format Ink jet devices. The framework is based on upcoming international standards ISO 12647-8, 15311, and 15339.
For more detailed information on either the Digital Press Commercial Production Devices or Wide Format and Grand Format Ink Jet Devices, nagivate to either of the respective links on the left hand sidebar of this web page.