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International Newspaper Color Quality Club welcomes new members

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INCQC 2012-2014

Eighty-one publishing and printing companies from 29 countries have been welcomed into the 2012–2014 WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club, the elite group of publications that demonstrate exceptional color printing and the value it brings to readers and advertisers alike.

The Club is a once-every-two-years opportunity for newspapers world-wide to demonstrate their printing quality.  Its members, who comprise a short list of the world’s best-printed color newspapers, increase prestige with readers, pride among staff members, and benefit when it comes to selling ad space to fussy customers.

The Club is more than a contest; its program includes numerous tools to improve color quality.

The full list of Club members can be found in the PDF attachment.

The successful newspaper titles met exacting ISO standards and demonstrated they can reliably reproduce color images and advertisements consistently, worldwide, and with the intended color effect.

“This not only provides confirmation of the successful efforts aimed at achieving international standardization supported by WAN-IFRA, but also the motivation of personnel working in every printing plant, the correct choice of materials, impressive knowledge of printing techniques, and the skilful use of measuring and control,” said Manfred Werfel, Interim CEO and Executive Director of Competence Centre Newspaper Production at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

The Club quality initiative helps ensure that readers receive an attractive, high-quality product and the advertiser an outstanding advertising carrier. It provides participants – 192 titles applied for membership in the 2012–2014 Club – with a better understanding and implementation of the ISO 12647 print standard and how to improve the printing process.

The INCQC 2012-2014 winners’ book, which will be available at the World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo) in Frankfurt, Germany, will present the winning titles. More on the Expo, to be held from 29 to 31 October next, can be found at



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Charlotte Janischewski


2012-06-08 08:23

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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 ...

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 ...