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Reach for the Stars!

Reach for the Stars!

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After the evaluation of the results of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 (ICQC) competition for newspapers and magazines, eligible new members are joining the WAN-IFRA Star Club of elite printers.

The Star Club has been inaugurated at IFRA exhibition in Hamburg in 2010. Membership is presented to a printing company in recognition of outstanding printing quality if it achieves five or more stars by participating successfully in the International Color Quality Club or by obtaining WAN-IFRA certification for standardised printing. 

One Star is awarded for each successful ICQC participation in a competition year, independent of the number of successful entries. Two Stars are awarded for the successful WAN-IFRA certification of a printing plant. Certification is valid for two years, after which it can be renewed.

Manfred Werfel, WAN-IFRA’s Deputy CEO said: “The successful participation in the International Color Quality Club is already a great achievement. But to successfully prove consistently high print quality over many years is what distinguishes those printers who provide their customers with only the best print products. We welcome the new Star Club members!”

This year 13 new members are joining the Star Club “hall of fame”, which now counts 49 members in total. New members come from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Sweden, and Switzerland.

New Star Club members will be honoured during the Networking Night of IFRA World Publishing Expo on 9 October 2018 in Berlin. Below find the list of new members in alphabetic order; a complete list of members is available on the Star Club website.

Alma Manu Oy

Tampere

Finland

Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A.

Bogota

Colombia

CIL Centre D’Impression Lausanne

Bussigny

Switzerland

Druck Carinthia GmbH & Co KG

St. Veit / Glan

Austria

DZB Druckzentrum Bern AG

Bern

Switzerland

La Voz del Interior S.A.

Cordoba

Argentina

Landsprent (Arvakur) 

Reykjavik

Iceland

Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH

Augsburg

Germany

Pressedruck Potsdam

Potsdam

Germany

Printing Partners Paal-Beringen SA

Paal-Beringen

Belgium

Süddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck

Munich

Germany

The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd.

Bangaluru

India

V-TAB AB

Västerås

Sweden

For more information contact WAN-IFRA’s ICQC Project Manager, Prabhu Natrajan, at prabhu.n@wan-ifra.org.


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2018-07-23 14:17

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