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WAN-IFRA Press Acceptance Testform

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Press acceptance testing

The testform is described in detail in WAN-IFRA's Special Report 01.2008. It provides an even ink distribution and targets to all relevant printing parameters (dot-gain, register, ghosting, slurring, doubling, ...). The testforme is supplied in the following sizes 315 x 470 mm, 360 x 530 mm, 400 x 570 mm and can be adjusted in a page make-up program (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress) to suit other page formats. If the ink sequence is not CMYK the register elements need to be exchanged.

WAN-IFRA Press Acceptance Testform

The digital version is program- and platform- independent e.g. Macintosh or Windows PC. Besides open XPress documents EPS and PDF full page documents are supplied on the CD-ROM as well. For reproducing especially the slur targets correctly a well adjusted imagesetter (film/plate) with a resolution of 1270 dpi is needed. More details can be found in the TXT-file on the CD. Questions should be addressed to Ben Shaw, e-mail ben.shaw@wan-ifra.org.

License fee

The testforms are available in different formats for different users:


1. End users 

End users who would like to order one of WAN-IFRA's Testforms should note we charge an "End user license fee" for both types of the testform

a) the Colour Repro Testformes, and
b) the Press Acceptance Testform.

E-mail/download:

Members: EUR 650
Non-members: EUR 1300

For further information and to order either of the testforms, please contact Ben Shaw, e-mail ben.shaw@wan-ifra.org.


2. Manufacturers

Manufacturers who would like to order WAN-IFRA's testforms should note we charge a "Manufacturers license fee" for both types of the testform -

a) the Colour Repro Testforms, and
b) the Press Acceptance Testform.

The following kinds of manufacturing companies are included in this context:

  1. Printing press manufacturers
  2. Imagesetter manufacturers - film or photopaper
  3. Imagesetter manufacturers - CTP system
  4. Printing plate manufacturers
  5. Printing ink manufacturers
  6. Paper manufacturers
  7. Printing press blanket manufacturers
  8. Consultancies

It shall also apply to suppliers and agents of the above types of companies.
It means that the "Manufacturers license fee" for each type of testform will be as follows:

E-mail/download:

Members: EUR 1200
Non-members: EUR 2400

For further information and to order either of the testforms, please contact Ben Shaw, e-mail ben.shaw@wan-ifra.org

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2014-04-09 14:01

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