July 5, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Electronics For Imaging launches a new service that makes it easy for print service providers to achieve Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 Conformance Certification for digital presses and printers using EFI Fiery digital front end print servers. Available at http://fiery.efi.com/gwg, the new certification offering uses the PDF test suite from the Ghent Workgroup (GWG), an international organization of graphic arts users, associations and developers committed to building best practices for publishing and packaging workflows.
With the new certification service, print and packaging service providers can easily prove they can print PDF files correctly, and better promote themselves as a partner of choice to existing and potential customers. Once certified, they receive a digital badge to show their PDF output workflow is compliant with the PDF/X-4 standard (ISO 15930-7:2010) for use on their website and for other marketing purposes. Certified companies also have their name and location displayed on the international Ghent Workgroup site, further promoting their ability to deliver consistent, accurate and high-quality printed output.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting new service in partnership with the Ghent Workgroup,” saidJohn Henze, EFI Fiery VP of sales and marketing. “Print producers are very familiar with conformance to colour standards and what that means in terms of expected results, happy customers, and reduced waste – the interpretation of PDF files needs to be thought of in the same way, it’s equally as important. On the latest Fiery DFEs, set up for certification and ongoing conformance takes seconds, unlike competitive solutions. Plus, we’ve made this service very easy and very affordable to encourage Fiery DFE users to take this important step to higher quality, and more reliable prints.”
“We are delighted that EFI is joining us in this effort,” said GWG chair David Zwang. “The test form consists of six pages, and especially with the newer generation of Fiery servers, EFI has made it easy to submit and print them. Once approved, the certification is valid for two years and can be a key differentiator for print and packaging service providers as they continue with existing customers and work to gain new ones, especially in a highly competitive environment where customers are increasingly focused on the quality of their printed products.”
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