Technical Acceptance of Printing Machines


A basic part of our service offers are technical acceptance tests for all equipment used in the graphic arts industry, e. g. CtP plate setters and plate processing units, printing presses and of course post-press equipment of all kind. The main focus of the acceptance test is the product. The processes and products are evaluated with objective metrological analyses with representative samples.
Of course we can offer also customised evaluations, e. g. for presses with carton ability and UV curing. We consult and support you in preparation of the testing and controlling procedure as well as the tolerances to be used during the acceptance.

A technical acceptance test assures confidence and certainty of the client in the purchased system. The supplier can verify its excellent quality.

Base of the Technical Acceptance

For the test we use the technical regulations of the Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V. (The German Printing and Media Industries Federation), e. g. acceptance standards and handbooks for the technical acceptance for sheet-fed printing presses, web-fed printing presses, mailing presses and varnishing units.

Schedule of Acceptance Tests for Printing Presses

For such a test we need approximately 8 hours on site. The data and information are supplied by the SID in advance to the test. The test formes are run in a certain sequence with different printing and press conditions. A defined number of printed samples will be taken out of the press. 
The press supplier has to declare the readiness for the acceptance. A service technician of the press supplier shall be on site to do potential adjustments.

Evaluation of the Technical Acceptance Test

The processes and products are evaluated with objective metrological analyses with representative samples (plates, printed sheets, book blocks) taken by the SID personnel. It will be checked if the technical parameters are within the tolerances given by the standards. The client will get a detailed report about the results of the evaluations.

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Technical Acceptance of Printing Presses

Your contact partners:

Beatrix Genest
Tel: +49 341 25942-28

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Carolin Sommerer
Tel: +49 341 25942-23