According to FIRST guidelines, it seems like there are different proofs for different reasons. And everyone needs to be in agreement which type of proof is being used and for which purpose.Does anyone have a good definition of what a proof actually is. Example: "A proof is a simulation of what a printing press should produce ......." or something similar.
Your ISO knowledge didn't appear to enable you to actually answer the OP's question. Red_Right_Arm gave a comprehensive answer that also gave a context to what a proof is. Which, IMHO, is the right place to start describing what a proof is. Actual specifications and standards and specifications are a separate discussion as they are meaningless without that context. And that is just one issue I have with ISO - how the specifications/standards are communicated.The ISO 12647 family of standards, especially 12647-2 and 7, have been very well accepted and in a relatively short time so I don't know why you don't consider them useful in the 'real' world. Quoting ISO terms and definitions has nothing to do with dealing with an upset customer That's usually a result of poor communication and/or mismanagement. Using the specifications within the standards has gone a long way toward settling any arguments as we no longer rely on subjective visual assessment but on objective measurement to support it. All of the big players in this small part of the world demand it as is the case in other markets. Printing to an ISO standard is part of the contract. That's the reality.
I suppose that might be true, but that is a massive leap in assuming the OP works with contracts. My guess ISO is inknown or even cared about with a printer that has less than 1 million in sales or that type of printers customers !!!All of the big players in this small part of the world demand it as is the case in other markets. Printing to an ISO standard is part of the contract. That's the reality.
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