Proofing Papers

We are proofing on four certified paper grades, two without optical brighteners for "classic" proofs and two proof papers with optical brighteners for Fogra51 / Fogra52, GRACol and SWOP 2013 and Heaven42 Proofs. All proof papers are certified by Fogra as proof substrates:

For the simulation of traditional coated printing papers we use the Gravure Proof paper from EFI with 245g / sqm. It feels very high-quality, and is also perfect for presentations at the customer.
The EFI Gravure Proof Paper 4245 Semimatt meets the industry's most stringent quality and consistency re-quirements. A very low content of optical brighteners guarantees a high color stability – metamerism effects are minimised. The microporous, PE coated media hits the Fogra Norm 39L without any problems. The white point of the 4245 barely departs from the predetermined value defined by ISO 12647-7. In most cases the simulation of the paper white becomes redundant. The 4245 provides customers with the consistency and reliability sealed by GRACoL/SWOP (granted for #3) and Fogra certification (granted for PT3, S1 and S2). 

EFI Gravure Proof Paper 4245 Semimatt:

  • Semimatt coated paper
  • Very large color gamut
  • One-sided printing
  • Very good fading behavior
  • Very small amount of optical brighteners
  • Weight: 245 gr / m²
  • Thickness: 260μ
  • Opacity: 96%
  • L * a * b Paper white: 94.8 / 0.3 / -1.5

If you need a proof for uncoated paper, we offer a proof on matt EFI 9120XF 120g / m² paper. This proof paper contains practically no optical brightener. The special coloring and the high L-value are very suitable for the simulation of uncoated printing. It is perfect for the simulation of uncoated paper, since it is very similar in haptic and thickness to a stationery.

EFI Proof Paper 9120XF Matt

  • Large color gamut
  • Easy to fold
  • Low proportion of optical brighteners
  • Weight: 120 gr / m²
  • Thickness: 150μ
  • Opacity: 95%
  • Gloss: 6%
  • L * a * b Paper white: 96.7 / 0.2 / -2.4

The ECI (European Color Initiative) writes in it's practice recommendation for "Uncoated" -Proofs:
"Another special feature of the proofing machine is that when printing on uncoated paper, the semimatte proof paper commonly used for "Coated"-Proofs results in a poor visual proof-to-print correspondence even in the case of a very good measurement result of the media wedge evaluation. Printing on uncoated proof paper results in the best possible matching with the set values ​​from the characterization file and ensures the best possible visual correspondence between proof and print. "

Proof Substrates with optical Brighteners (OBA)

EFI Proof Paper 8245 OBA Semimatt
The EFI Proof Paper 8245OBA Semimatt was especially developed for proofing of coated production papers with OBA content. The very similar white point of the EFI Proof Paper 8245OBA Semimatt to FOGRA51 enables proofing without paper white simulation. It is also very suitable for simulating PC1 according to ISO 12647-2:2013. This paper is FOGRA certified according to ISO 12647-7 (semi matte).
  • Weight: 245 g / m²
  • Thickness: 245 μm
  • Opacity:> 95%
  • Gloss: 22%
  • CIE L*a*b* (M0): 95.8 | 0.9 | -4.3
  • CIE L*a*b* (M1): 96.0 | 1.1 | -5.6

EFI Proof Paper 8175 OBA Matte
The EFI Proof Paper 8175OBA Matt was especially developed for proofing of uncoated production papers with high OBA content. It is very suitable for proofing according to FOGRA52. This paper is FOGRA certified according to ISO 12647-7 (matte).
  • Weight: 175 g / m²
  • Thickness: 230 μm
  • Opacity: 97%
  • Gloss: 5%
  • CIE L*a*b* (M0): 96.8 | 2,5 | -7.7
  • CIE L*a*b* (M1): 97.0 | 3.0 | -10.8
The two uncoated papers are FSC certified, the 8245OBA paper is PEFC certified.