I need to print a brochure on a CMYK heidelberg CPC printing machine.

The design house has asked me this: "We'll need to know that/if you are using a specific profile for uncoated paper. Right now the pictures have FOGRA29 embedded for uncoated paper. Is that okay for you?"

I actually don't know what this means... I don't know what FOGRA29 is, all I know is my machine can print CMYK.

Can someone please explain what it all means?

  • "Is that okay for you?" = you need to ask the design house, not us.
    – DA01
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:13

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Your answer is "Yes, that will be fine."

  • FOGRA39 Coated
  • FOGRA27 Coated (lightweight)
  • FOGRA29 Uncoated

You'll see that the CMYK working space for the document on uncoated stock is FOGRA29.

EDIT > Color Settings > Working Spaces CMYK: Uncoated FOGRA29.

Don't alter the correct setting. Good Luck.

Note: The RIP will take care of any necessary conversions.


FOGRA29 is a special color scheme. You need to prepare Adobe InDesign or ... to use this color scheme.

In English: Go to Edit > Color Settings... then under Working Spaces there's a CMYK menu for Uncoated FOGRA29.

In German: Change in menu Bearbeiten –- Farbeinstellungen... the Arbeitsfarbräume for CMYK to FOGRA29 ... uncoated and click on Ok.

You can also use Adobe Preflight to change the color management to FOGRA29.

  • Fogra39 is not a color scheme. It is a color profile. You do not need to prepare any program to use it, you need to have it installed.
    – Rafael
    Jul 23, 2018 at 19:10

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