The approach based on three principles: expertise, standardisation and continuous effort to satisfy product quality which would please our customers, clients and business partners, has resulted in receiving a new certificate on colour quality management, PSO Process Standard Offset, compatible with ISO 12647-2:2004 norm – Graphic technology – Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints – Part2; Offset lithographic process.
We are aware of the fact that a number of factors affect colour print quality in modern graphic industry which need to be controlled on the basis of standardised values in order to create unified prints of high quality. We have ensured a colour management system and obtained a PSO Process Standard Offset certificate. PSO is an internationally recognised standard developed by the German Printing and Media Industries Federation in collaboration with Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association. Over the past six years, a total of 400 certificates have been issued, only a 100 of those outside Germany.
The aforementioned certificate makes its owner AKD proud to be able to act as a reliable partner to its customers and which can with certainty guarantee a qualified colour management, test print production, standardised printed form production and offset format printing process, and accordingly:
AKD can guarantee print quality consistent with the given international ISO standards in colour quality management and consistent quality in every step of the production process.
SAFETY AND CONTROL OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
The Company can at any time document the observability and adherence to the quality colour management standards in its production process consistent with the PSO (ISO 12467-2).
UNIFORM COLOUR REPRODUCTION OF VARIOUS PRINTING PRODUCTS
We create a quality final product in collaboration with the customer, as follows:
providing identification of possible errors in the submitted data, information, prepress in due time
offering the customer advice and suggestions about correcting possible errors
indicating observed flaws and eliminating them together with the customer prior to the manufacturing process
repeating the print results and applying consistent quality in every step of the production process
By obtaining the aforementioned certificate AKD entered the certified companies database. When looking for companies which will ensure the delivery of best products, professional agencies and companies which consider the print and colour quality to be of great importance, often use search and verification options at www.pso-insider.de (Certified companies/database).
However, in order to maintain the guaranteed quality and continually upgrade it, the Company shall conduct recertification every two years (at the FOGRA Institute) and therewith confirm its competencies.
By Croatia’s accession to the EU new demands on product quality will be made to the companies which deal with graphic production, and many tenders for the European market based on the evidence of the technical possibilities of production of certain products are satisfied. In addition to all other granted certificates, this certificate confirms that AKD is ready to be a safe and reliable partner to the European market and potential business associates.