Ugra CertifyPrint

Validation of Proofs and Prints acc. to ISO 12647-7 and ISO 12647-2

Scope of application

Colour-consistent digital proofs or print samples are checked using a spectralphotometer and an analysis software. For this purpose a color bar like Ugra/Fogra Media Wedge CMYK v3.0 is used to determine the CIEL*a*b* chromaticity. Depending on the selected evaluation method Ugra CertifyPrint calculates all normative criteria as well as additional informative ones. The complete evaluation is summarized in a report.

The report can be saved as PDF document and a quality label can be printed in order to mark the evaluated sample. Furthermore, it is recommended to apply an Ugra Light Indicator D50 self-adhesive strip on the proof to check the ambient light conditions at any time. When matching visually the colours of a proof the user can easily recognize, if the ambient light conditions are equivalent to standard illuminant D50. A different ambient light leads to metamerism effects and misinterpretations in terms of colour perception.


Ugra CertifyPrint supports the following spectralphotometers:

  • barbieri Spectro LFP
  • barbieri SpectroPad
  • Datacolor Spyder3Print SR
  • Datacolor 1005
  • Konica Minolta FD-5
  • Konica Minolta FD-7
  • Techkon SpectroDens (nur Windows)
  • X-Rite i1Pro 1 (ohne XRGA)
  • X-Rite i1Pro 2 (XRGA)
  • X-Rite Exact
  • X-Rite Pulse

Depending from the device the standardized measurement conditions M0, M1, M2 and M3 acc. to ISO 13655:2009 can be used. If no device is connected, the software runs in a virtual mode.

Industrial-proven control strips and colour charts are already preinstalled. Customized control strips can be imported in the standardized file format ANSI CGATS.17-2009. In a future version the new Color Exchange Format (CxF3) acc. to ISO 17972-1:2015 will be supported.


Ugra CertifyPrint supports all essential standardized characterization data sets.

Offset printing:

  • FOGRA51 PSO Coated v3
  • FOGRA39L ISO Coated v2
  • FOGRA52 PSO Uncoated v3
  • FOGRA47L PSO Uncoated ISO 12647
  • as well as FOGRA28 bis FOGRA46

Gravure printing:

  • ECI PSR LWC Plus
  • ECI PSR LWC Standard
  • ECI PSR SC Plus
  • ECI PSR SC Standard
  • PSR Gravure HWC
  • PSR Gravure LWC
  • PSR Gravure MF
  • PSR Gravure SC

Newspaper printing:

  • IFRA26L ISO Newspaper 26 v2
  • IFRA30L ISO Newspaper 30 v4

Test report

The measurements and the correspondent differences to the selected reference are detailed shown in the test report:

  • CIELAB chromaticity
  • Colour difference delta E*ab
  • Hue difference delta H
  • Tone value increase in percentage

The measurement values can be exported as CSV or CGATS.17 file format according to the following criteria:

  • Spectral remission
  • CIELAB chromaticity
  • Tone value increase

The test report can be exported to PDF or printed as a label.


Windows / Mac OS


Software is delivered on a USB dongle
with integrated license.


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We will send you an email with the demo license attached, after your order is completed.

Open the software and click on the tab "Register". Click then on the button "Load…" and choose the license file on your local computer. If the license is valid, the serial number and the expiring date is displayed.

The language is automatically located by recognizing the one of the operating system. To switch to another language of the software, you need to change the language setting of the operating system.