ProcessStandard Offset (ISO 12647 ff) is a guide to creating optimal, stable and reliable print products. The PSO is in accordance with the international series of standards ISO 12647.

It describes an industrially-oriented and standardized approach to manufacturing print products.

The complex production process is streamlined to be as efficient as possible and simultaneously guarantees predictable color quality of intermediate and final results. From data collection to final print product, PSO enables a qualitatively secured production.

ProcessStandard provides offset with sensible and feasible nominal values and tolerances for print production. In no way does it restrict the maximum quality achievable!

It is a guide for the implementation of ISO standard 12647 and enables the reliable cooperation of all parties, the supervision of all production machines as well as data quality.


The certification performed by the inventors of PSO is verified by an internationally recognized certificate. It attests that a company’s production is implemented within the close tolerances of ISO standard 12647.

The certificate is valid for two years. Internally, it provides printing companies with a problem-free production process, from data collection to final print product. Externally, it documents quality capability. Quality-conscious clients are able to methodically search our database for certified companies.

With certification according to ProcessStandard Offset (ISO 12647), every company is able to independently and neutrally present its quality to clients.