"Being re-certified according to the PSO process standard for offset printing is a proof of the excellent print quality of the products we are marketing through our onlineprinters.com online shop. We are very pleased that the comprehensive compliance audit has again proven that we are satisfying the highest quality standards in the production of our broad range of print products, from business cards, stationery, flyers, post cards and posters to adhesive-bound catalogues, stitched brochures and large-format advertisement systems," says Armin Wondrak, facility manager of Onlineprinters GmbH. The PSO seal of approval of the printing industry was first awarded to Onlineprinters GmbH in May 2009. It is re-assessed every two years. There are around 10,000 print shops on the German market of which only 300 have submitted to the renowned PSO certification. "The renewed certification has successfully proven that the quality of the print products marketed through onlineprinters.com is equal to that of the few certified print shops," Wondrak further says. The PSO standard was developed by the associations of the German print and media industry and is based on several ISO standards. The ISO 12647-2 standard, for instance, specifies precise measureable reference values and tolerances that define the quality standards in the printing process.
Reliable print quality in the online shop certified with seal of approval
Customers of the online print shop can rely on the excellent quality features of the assortment of print products offered in the online print shop:
- true-colour production in compliance with a specified standard;
- constant and high printing quality over the entire production run;
- colour results reproducible at any time (reprinting);
- no time-consuming colour matching at the printing machine;
- reliable colour result of the print product.
"We are an internationally acting online shop for print products, and what is more, we are a competent one-stop service provider for print products and services at reasonable prices," Wondrak sums up the corporate philosophy of Onlineprinters GmbH. It goes without saying that the sophisticated production technology relies on a well-coordinated team of top-class media designers, offset printing engineers and book binders, which forms the basis for state-of-the-art printing and processing quality.
Ugra PSO certification implements ISO standards of the print industry
"The excellent audit result awarded for the quality of the print products of Onlineprinters GmbH is easily summed up in a single word: fantastic!", says Guy Flüeli, auditor of the Swiss certification authority Ugra. "Scoring 96.4 of 100 possible points in the assessment catalogue, Onlineprinters GmbH has successfully passed the PSO certification audit with an excellent overall result." The Switzerland-based center of competence for media and print technology scrutinizes the entire production process based on relevant ISO standards of the print industry and certifies print shops and suppliers according to the PSO process standard for offset printing. During the audit, the production department of Onlineprinters GmbH proved compliance with the relevant standards, accurate calibration of the machinery, description of the work steps and the achievement of the target values. "The PSO certification examined the entire production chain of a print order from data reception and proofing monitoring to printing plate production and the actual printing process according to the guidelines of the PSO standard for offset printing including quality assurance. The new PSO seal of approval is registered at ugra.ch and will be valid until May 2013.
About Onlineprinters GmbH
Founded in 2008, Onlineprinters GmbH (onlineprinters.com) has become one of the biggest online print shops in Europe within a few years. The company serves 25 countries of the European Union as well as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra and Monaco. Around 300 employees are working in the Bavaria-based headquarters in Neustadt an der Aisch, including the production department. All standard print products are produced in the PSO-certified production department in premium offset quality and in flexible digital print. "Processing print orders personally" is what our business customers want. They order the whole range of print products in our online shop, including business cards, stationery, flyers, postcards, posters, adhesive-bound catalogues, stitched brochures and large-format advertisement systems, and even upload their print data themselves.