Felix Schoeller meets Fogra 51 standard

Felix Schoeller Digital Media, based in Osnabruck, Germany, has released a range of seven new proofing papers, six of which comply to the latest Fogra 51 standards with the seventh expected to follow shortly. The six papers are microporous resin-coated papers plus a special-coated matt paper, marketed under the product name Trust. They are suitable for all types of proofs for offset, gravure and screen printing.

Fogra has been forced to update its standard to take account of the widespread use of white papers with optical brighteners to replace the widely used Fogra 39 standard that was designed for neutral white papers. Fogra says that the new 51 and 52 standards will shortly be followed by profiles and characterisation data.

These new papers include Premium grades ranging from 200 – 250 gsm, including matt, satin and glossy finishes. There’s also a matt economy 150gsm and two satin commercial grades at 195 and 245gsm. Felix Schoeller says that while the premium and commercial papers use optical brighteners they have a special product structure that makes them extremely light-fast, and gives them good ageing resistance.


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