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Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 Announced

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 Announced

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WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 contest (ICQC) . 67 publications, newspaper and magazines, produced by 54 publishing and printing companies in 20 countries have achieved membership in the ICQC for two years.

Once every two years since 1994 the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA, has offered newspapers worldwide an opportunity to demonstrate their colour printing excellence by organising a print-quality competition. In the 23rd edition WAN-IFRA has opened the competition to the magazines as well because many publishing and printing companies are no longer printing only newspapers but magazines as well.

This competition has been organised by the World Printers Forum (WPF), the print community within WAN-IFRA. 121 publications from all over the world participated in this year’s competition. The qualified International Color Quality Club members are listed in the attached table in alphabetic order.

Club membership is offered to all companies who have successfully produced high-quality newspapers consistently over an extended time-period by following international printing standards. The quality evaluation of is composed of two parts – an evaluation based on objective measurements made on a print test element (WAN-IFRA “Cuboid”) that participants must print every day of a specified week per month for a period of three months; and a visual inspection of the general print quality by a jury of international newspaper experts. Participating companies must meet the defined quality criteria and should print without any common possible quality defects. This competition rewards those companies that not only print within approved international standards but also establish a fool-proof system for print production.

“By their successful participation in the competition, the companies have demonstrated that they can supply printing in outstanding quality and offer readers and advertisers high-quality products”, said Manfred Werfel, WAN-IFRA’s Deputy CEO. “The Color Quality Club is more than a technical printing competition, as it offers participating companies the additional possibility to benchmark their printing quality against recognised international standards and improve it.”, he adds.

A brochure presenting the successful participants and their publications will be available at this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo from 9 to 11 October in Berlin, Germany. At IFRA World Publishing Expo the new Club members will receive their certificates and new members of the Star Club of multiple winners will be honoured. Companies from South and East Asia will collect their certificates during WAN-IFRA India annual conference, 25 to 27 September, in Hyderabad, India.

The full list of members of the International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 can be found at the following link: http://wan-ifra.org/node/190941

More information about the International Color Quality Club, the Star Club and the World Publishing Expo is available at www.colorqualityclub.com and www.ifra-expo.com/home.html.www.ifra-expo.com/home.html

 

CONTACT - INQUIRIES

Prabhu N – ICQC Project Manager
Mobile +91 87921 78292, E-Mail <prabhu.n@wan-ifra.org>

Manfred Werfel – WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO
Mobile +49 172 93 222 43, E-Mail manfred.werfel@wan-ifra.org

 

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Manfred Werfel

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2018-06-24 11:37

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The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. Read more ...

The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production. Read more ...

Publishers and printers around the world have come to expect WAN-IFRA to provide the most up-to-date know-how about production processes, whether it be in prepress, printing, workflow or postpress. Its range of advisory services, trainings, reports and events are unparalleled. Read more ...