19 - 22 March 2024
Online / Virtual

Workshop - Quality Control setup for quality contest (ICQC)

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This workshop aligns with the objectives of International Color Quality Club (ICQC), the biennial quality contest organized by World Printers Forum (WPF) for newspapers/magazines with an objective to improve print quality as per the international ISO standards.

This training also helps to set up a typical approach to quality control mechanism in a newspaper production environment.


What will the participants learn?

 Setting up Quality Control mechanism?

  • Quality needs of a newspaper production process
  • Standards and requirements: Introduction to ISO 12647-3 and ISO 2846-2 that aligns with Color Quality Contest 2024-2026 (CQC)
  • 10 steps to implement ISO 12647-3
  • CTP RIP calibration and setting to achieve 26% dot gain in press
  • How to measure and analyse dot gain
  • How to study the color gamut of a press – 2D analysis
  • How to determine the right Solid Ink Density for your paper and ink combo
  • Using Spectro-densitometer and right settings for density and colors.
  • Right color settings and ICC profile handling
  • Introduction to WAN-IFRA Newspaper V5.icc profiles for newspaper

Preparing for International Color Quality Contest (ICQC 2024-2026)

  • Objective of the competition
  • Overview of timeframe and deadlines
  • File handling of the test element “IFRA Cuboid”
  • Discussion of the generated reports
  • Understanding and benchmarking your report with peers
  • Explanation of the General Print Quality (GPQ) parameters and evaluation procedures
  • Discussion, Questions and Closing


Training Details:

  • Date: 19 Mar – 22 Mar (4 Days)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours session on each day
  • Timing: 14:30 – 16:00 IST (10:30 – 12:00 CET)
  • Mode of Training: Online via Zoom


How to Register:

Register your seat with below link and write to prabhu.n@wan-ifra.org, for any other queries.

  • Workshop can only take around 20 participants in a batch on first come basis.



For other technical trainings and consultation services of WAN-IFRA , refer, Research & Material Testing Centre.