In July 2012, ColorGATE employees André Fontana, Carsten Ritter, Claudius Müller, Gerrit Andre, Janis Katomeris, and Matthias Schönig successfully completed the internationally recognized certification DPE, Digital Print Expert of Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Graphic Technology Research Association). After three days of intensive training by Andreas Kraushaar, head of prepress technology at Fogra, and a comprehensive practical and written exam ColorGATE now belongs to the first companies specially certified with the focus on large and wide format printing (LFP). Therefore ColorGATE is now authorized to conduct PSD audits with customers.
Through intensive consulting, trainings and introductions to the PSD compliant production process, ColorGATE will prepare customers in an optimum way for the PSD-certification to be ideally conditioned for the PSD audit afterwards. PSD-certified companies document their competence in color management, quality control and workflow management. Furthermore a consequent implementation of the PSD reduces wastage and saves precious time through a consistent workflow. Hence the PSD increases competitiveness and improves internal processes.
The DPE partner certification testifies that ColorGATE employees have acquired compre-hensive knowledge and practical qualifications. Several topics have been part of the training and exam; e.g. control of output processes to achieve a reproducible reference state and quality management which comprises securing of color consistency and the evaluation of the output behavior (monitoring).
With six certified employees, ColorGATE demonstrates its claim in the development and implementation of relevant international standards for the graphic arts industry. "To accomplish the goal, both - high quality RIP software solutions as well as dedicated and well trained staff who share the ambitions and development of the company through commitment and expertise - are extremely important," says Thomas Kirschner, Managing Director of ColorGATE and congratulates on the excellent performance of the colleagues.
Also the trainer Andreas Kraushaar, joins in the congratulations: "I am glad to eventually welcome digital printing experts with a focus on Large Format Printing as qualified PSD-partners of Fogra."