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Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2020-2022 Announced

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2020-2022 Announced

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WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2020–2022 contest (ICQC) . Together 54 newspapers and magazines 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 24th edition WAN-IFRA has opened the competition to the newspapers and magazines .

This competition has been organised by the World Printers Forum (WPF), the print community within WAN-IFRA. 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 five consecutive days of a week chosen by them in the month of March; 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 Ingi Olafsson, 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 virtual conference of World Printers forum, shduled in the month of october 2020.

Complete list of ICQC 2020-2022 members are listed below, also can be downloaded in the attached PDF.

NO COMPANY PUBLICATION CITY COUNTRY
1 ABP Pvt. Ltd. Anandabazar Patrika Kokata India
2 ABP Pvt. Ltd. The Telegraph Kokata India
3 Apple Daily Printing Limited Apple Daily (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Hong Kong
4 Apple Daily Publication Development Limited Apple Daily Taiwan Taipei Taiwan
5 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Mumbai India
6 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Navi Mumbai India
7 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Ghaziabad India
8 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Bengaluru India
9 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Ahmedabad India
10 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Lucknow India
11 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Kolkata India
12 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Chennai India
13 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Haryana India
14 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Pune India
15 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times Of India Hyderabad India
16 Botniaprint Oy Ab Keskipohjanmaa Kokkola Finland
17 British Industries Printing & Packaging Co Al Rai Kuwait Kuwait
18 British Industries Printing & Packaging Co Al Jarida Kuwait Kuwait
19 Brune-Mettcker Druck- Und Verlags-Gmbh Wilhelmshavener Zeitung Wilhelmshaven Germany
20 Deister- Und Weserzeitung Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co Kg Deister- Und Weserzeitung Hameln Germany
21 Delo D.O.O. Delo Ljubljana Slovenia
22 Druck Styria Gmbh & Co Kg Kleine Zeitung Steiermark Graz Austria
23 Druck Styria Gmbh & Co Kg Kleine Zeitung Kãƒâ¤Rnten Graz Austria
24 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Munich Germany
25 Heilbronner Stimme Gmbh & Co.Kg Heilbronner Stimme Heilbronn Germany
26 Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Dainik Jagran-Rashtriya Sansakaran Kanpur India
27 Landsprent Ehf. Morgunbladid Reykjavik Iceland
28 Mittelbayerisches Druckzentrum Gmbh&Co.Kg Mittelbayerische Zeitung Regensburg Germany
29 MM Publications Ltd. Vanitha  Kottayam India
30 Presse- Druck- Und Verlags- Gmbh Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung Augsburg Germany
31 Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck Gmbh Stuttgarter Zeitung Stuttgart Germany
32 Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck Gmbh Stuttgarter Nachrichten Stuttgart Germany
33 Printing Partners Paal-Beringen Het Nieuwsblad Paal-Beringen Belgium
34 Rheinpfalz Verlag Und Druckerei Gmbh & Co. Kg Die Rheinpfalz Ludwigshafen Germany
35 Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd. Sakal Kolhapur India
36 Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd. Sakal Pune India
37 Sanoma Manu Oy. Satakunnan Kansa. Tampere Finland
38 Sueddeutsche Verlag Zeitungsdruck Gmbh Sueddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck Munich Germany
39 The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Trivandrum India
40 The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Kannur India
41 The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Cochin India
42 The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Calicut India
43 The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Alleppey India
44 The Mathrubhumi Printing& Publishing Co. Ltd. The Mathrubhumi Trivandrum India
45 The Mathrubhumi Printing& Publishing Co. Ltd. The Mathrubhumi Calicut India
46 The Mathrubhumi Printing& Publishing Co. Ltd. The Mathrubhumi Kochi India
47 The Mathrubhumi Printing& Publishing Co. Ltd. The Mathrubhumi Trichur India
48 The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited Prajavani Hubli-Dharwad Hubli-Dharwad India
49 The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited Deccan Herald Bangalore India
50 The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited Prajavani Bangalore Bangalore India
51 Turkuvaz Haberlesme Ve Yay. A.S. Turkuvaz Haberlesme Yay. A.S. Istanbul Turkey
52 Ungeheuer+Ulmer Kg Gmbh + Co Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung Ludwigsburg Germany
53 United Printing & Publishing The National Abu Dhabi UAE
54 United Printing & Publishing Al Ittihad Abu Dhabi UAE

 

More information about the awarding procedure will be communicated and updated shortly.

 

CONTACT - INQUIRIES

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

Ingi Olafsson – WAN-IFRA Director
Mobile +49 15125923318, E-Mail <ingi.olafsson@wan-ifra.org>

 


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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 ...

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