Digital Press Commercial Production Device Certification
A digital press system consists of the Digital Front End (DFE) and the print engine. Substrate and inks are also specified. Documentation for certified systems are made available in terms of an Application Data Sheet (ADS). Certification for a given configuration does not expire. The Digital Press Certification procedure is governed by IDEAlliance via its Print Properties & Colorimetrics Council. Implementation and submissions are via an Evaluation Contractor. The certification process certifies that a system has been shown to be capable of meeting specific print standards, however this does not guarantee that in a given customer location the same system will always produce work to the certified tolerances. Site/shop certification are further steps in the ultimate certification process where a particular print shop or printer is certified to produce work that meets the required standards.
Suppliers are invited to download and print the files provided on this page. The printed samples can be submitted to apply for certification. The testing procedures and details are provided here: IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification Program. Submitters are encouraged to consult this document as they work through these tests.
DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS AND DETAILS:
Download the Application Data Set (ADS) Template for Digital Press Certification: Annex B Digital Press Cert Template
All test forms are available for download in one single zip file. The link to download the Digital Press Test Forms: Download Digital Press Forms
The Digital Press Certification Laboratory is:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Printing Applications Laboratory
66 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Slaughter Building, Room 1530
Attn: Digital Press Certification Program