Simple and effective quality control for proofs, press sheets, digital and conventional print systems

CERTIFIED is an effective and easy-to-use web-based color quality control system. CMYK color bars for SWOP, GRACoL, 3DAP, FOGRA and other standards can be easily measured and evaluated on any proof or press sheet. In-house printing standards and customizable color bars can be added. To verify spot colors, users can create their own color set by selecting from spot color libraries or entering Lab values. CERTIFIED measurement results can be output as a brief summary on a label or as a detailed report.

EVALUATE is a central server on which measurement results of all controlled devices are stored automatically. Data can be accessed and analyzed from any place in the world via web browser. Detailed reports and trend analyses are showing system performance and allow to immediately perceive quality deviations over a defined period of time. CERTIFIED and EVALUATE provide you with clear facts and help to avoid tedious discussions about color problems. In addition, it is possible to measure media wedges via LYNX and to store these in EVALUATE.

  • CERTIFIED provides immediate notification of errors, giving you more time to isolate and fix problems.
  • Use EVALUATE as a dashboard for viewing current print performance across multiple sites.
  • Internal experts can analyze production problems immediately.
Centralized information
  • Access EVALUATE from anywhere via an Internet connection.
  • View job information throughout your production process from proof to print.
  • Quality control experts have immediate access to valuable device performance information no matter where they are.
  • CERTIFIED allows you to integrate key customers’ systems for remote/off-site proofing.
Business Intelligence
  • CERTIFIED contains reports for understanding consumables variation.
  • CERTIFIED can help you understand which devices have the highest error rates.
  • CERTIFIED reports highlight which variables in your process are contributing to your rework and errors.
Mechanisms for profitability
  • CERTIFIED provides a common quality language, which multiple departments can use to communicate problem resolution information more efficiently.
  • CERTIFIED can help keep jobs looking consistent when printed on different presses, at different times or even at different sites, which increases your flexibility.
  • Use CERTIFIED to communicate to your vendors the quality of the raw materials they are providing you.
  • Use CERTIFIED to create job reports that can showcase your quality initiatives to prospective and current customers. Show you are the best and can prove it.
Grean and lean
  • CERTIFIED reduces variation by identifying problems and root causes. Understanding raw materials variation is critical to efficient production.
  • CERTIFIED reduces waste by identifying problems at their source. This means bad proofs and plates do not make it into the pressroom.
  • By reducing variation and waste, less raw materials and energy are consumed in your production process.
  • By using CERTIFIED for color control to ISO or other standards as well as for plate performance monitoring, you can ensure that colors are accurate before proofs are sent, eliminating the guesswork from remote proofing and reducing shipping costs.
Key features


Includes industry standard color targets
Customizable targets and tolerances
Measurement of Lab, density or dot area
Media-relative certification possible
Real-time comprehensive reporting
Saves time, materials and costs


Web-based color quality monitoring
A dashboard to enterprise-wide performance


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Order Info

The complete system includes the Windows user license, an X-Rite i1 spectrophotometer, and a Dymo label printer (format: 35 x 88 mm). Users that own the required hardware components can also purchase the user license separately.

Europe, Asia, Africa, & Oceania:
CGS Publishing Technologies
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North & South America:
CGS Publishing Technologies
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