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What is Ugra PSO Certification®
In order to achieve certification, a qualifying company must undergo a one day audit, performed by two Ugra representatives together with your sales manager, order manager and prepress manager. The company must show it conforms to all standards (such as ISO 12647-2/3/7, 15390, 15076, 12646, 3664) in the following categories:
- Organization and documentation
- Data preflighting
- Data creation
- Plate making
- Standard illumination
Ugra will evaluate your entire workflow, and each step of every process must be documented. They will evaluate prepress, including measuring ambient light and checking monitors, proofers, and CTP devices. Next they move to the pressroom and validate everything from ambient light to how press operators deal with day-to-day print issues on-press. Finally, they will measure and evaluate press sheets and collect samples to take back for additional measurement and evaluation at their facility.
PSO certification is awarded to those companies who score a rating of 80% or higher, and is valid for two years. Those who earn Ugra certification can use it in their marketing and advertising documentation, and are listed on the Ugra website as a certified company.
How X-Rite Can Help
Through our pre-qualification consultation, X-Rite can provide the guidance and expertise necessary to help you attain PSO certification. Our Ugra-Certified Experts will conduct a thorough evaluation of every step within your workflow, then work with you on areas that need improvement before Ugra arrives to certify your company. Our involvement will help reduce preparation time before the audit, and help ensure you receive a passing score.
X-Rite Colour Experts are trained in every aspect of the audit and can provide valuable insight into a successful operational process. We will ensure every aspect of your workflow, equipment and instrumentation meets or exceeds ISO Standards, then train your team on areas that need improvement.
Getting ready for an Ugra audit does take time and resources, but we believe that ultimately the benefits of certification outweigh the inconvenience of preparation. The time it takes to prepare depends on many variables, such as the size of your company, your current workflow process, the skill level of your operators, and the condition of your equipment and instrumentation.
Let us create a custom consultation and training program for your company, so you can enjoy the benefits that come from printing to international ISO standards.