CMYK Distributors, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Digital Information products in North America, is pleased to announce that Bill Fabiano, Director of Technology, has achieved the prestigious Ugra Process Standard Offset Expert Certification. Mr. Fabiano is one of only two Ugra Certified PSO Experts in the United States.
Ugra is the Swiss Centre of Competence for Media and Printing Technology. They have been engaged in training and research for the printing industry for more than 50 years and they are responsible for the establishment of numerous ISO standards. The 2012 Ugra Certified Expert (UCE) training took place during a three-day seminar in Hong Kong at which four main topics were discussed:
During this portion of the training, Ugra Certified Expert trainees discuss why printing companies should operate according to standards and they are exposed to all of the pros and cons of standardization. They are also trained on proper and efficient implementation of industry standards.
The Measurement Technology track at UCE training covers measurement as the basis for standardization and certification. Important facts about measurement throughout the printing workflow are explained and discussed.
The standards associated with the Ugra Certified Expert certification are discussed in detail and include:
• ISO 15930 PDF/X
• ISO 15076 Color Management
• ISO 12646 Monitor
• ISO 12647-7 Digital Proof
• ISO 12647-2 Printing
• ISO 3664 Standard Illumination
This part of the UCE training includes learning about the requirements for achieving certification, how these requirements can be met, and how the evaluations take place.
At the end of the training a written test is administered and must be passed in order to receive the UCE certificate. This certificate is valid for two years and can be renewed through a recertification training.
Bill Fabiano’s Ugra POS Certified Expert certification clearly demonstrates CMYK Distributors’ commitment to excellence. The application of Process Standard Offset in the printing and graphics industry enables efficient communication, the highest quality printed materials, and a more environmentally sustainable pressroom.