Managing the color result in print sounds easier than it is. Designs are often printed on different types of paper - or even on fabric - by different machines or printing presses, each with its own specifications.

Despite all these variables, it is essential that printed products match the original. After all, brands want all expressions of their brand identity and communications to be uniform in terms of color.

That’s why a print profile must be converted in line with the chosen production method in order to achieve an optimum and predictable printing result. The process of adapting files to realize this is part of what is called color management. It is the common thread that should run through the entire production process.

ISO certification

Edge Company specializes in color management. So it is with good reason that we have been ISO 12647-1 and ISO 12647-7 certified since 2009. This means we are both able to deliver the files according to the applicable production specifications and to generate a digital proof beforehand that corresponds with the best possible printing result. What’s more, we are always able to generate new print profiles in order to guarantee the maximum reproduction result.

An ISO Audit was conducted again this year. But what made it special this time was that the ISO standard now includes two new print standards - FOGRA51 and FOGRA52. These standards are specifically intended for offset printing on paper containing optical whiteners, which includes almost all types of papers.

To be able to assess proofs for this standard, we have special color inspection lights with UV light and have adapted the spectrophotometers to display a correct measurement result.

We are proud to announce that Edge Company has been certified as one of the first pre-media specialists in the Netherlands for this full ISO standard.

Yet another way in which we stand out.