Bodoni Systems has developed a certification program to give confidence to printers and print buyers in their choice of consultants and suppliers. See the separate tabs for a list of certified Printers and Experts. The program is administered in Europe by Bodoni Systems and in Asia by APTEC, a non-profit making arm of the Hong Kong Printer’s Association.
The certified printer’s listed below have passed the pressSIGN Offset Standard (pOS).
The certification process To become a pOS certified a printer must attend an approved training program run by a pressSIGN certified Expert either at their own premises or at a local centre. The training covers all aspects of the colour workflow including file handling, proofing, viewing conditions and press.
pOS Print Test In addition to the required training the printer will have to submit audited sheets that achieve 100% compliance with the ISO standard 12647-2 Amd 1:2007 or GRACol 2006 standard. During the audited test job the printer will be required to demonstrate press stability as well as 100% compliance.