International Color Quality Club

Ever since 1994, Color Quality Club (ICQC) is the only worldwide Biennial quality competition for newspapers and magazines with a goal to improve the quality of reproduction, while also increasing competitiveness as well as motivating all personnel. Publications that participate with success are awarded membership in the color quality club.

Winners of ICQC publication of a unique print site will gain 1 star for their successful color quality membership, these stars accumulated over the years helps the participant to her in to Elite star Club and Millennium Club who reaches 5+ stars and 10+ stars respectively.


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Winners of International Color Quality Club 2020–2022

This competition is organized 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 a time period by following international printing standards.

The contest evaluation based on objective technical measurements made on a print test element (WAN-IFRA “Cuboid” test patch) and a visual Print Quality defect (GPQ) evaluation by a jury of international newspaper experts. Participating companies must meet the defined quality criteria points to secure color quality memberships.

The competition rewards the companies for adopting international standards and also establish a fool-proof system for print production.

A brochure presenting the successful participants and their publications will be available at this year’s virtual conference of World Printers Forum, scheduled in the month of October 2020. Complete list of ICQC 2020-2022 members are listed below, also attached PDF below.

COMPANYPUBLICATIONCITYCOUNTRY
ABP Pvt. Ltd.Anandabazar PatrikaKokataIndia
ABP Pvt. Ltd.The TelegraphKokataIndia
Apple Daily Printing LimitedApple Daily (Hong Kong)Hong KongHong Kong
Apple Daily Publication Development LimitedApple Daily TaiwanTaipeiTaiwan
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaMumbaiIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaNavi MumbaiIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaGhaziabadIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaBengaluruIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaAhmedabadIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaLucknowIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaKolkataIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaChennaiIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaHaryanaIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaPuneIndia
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.The Times of IndiaHyderabadIndia
Botniaprint Oy AbKeskipohjanmaaKokkolaFinland
British Industries Printing & Packaging CoAl RaiKuwaitKuwait
British Industries Printing & Packaging CoAl JaridaKuwaitKuwait
Brune-Mettcker Druck- und Verlags-GmbHWilhelmshavener ZeitungWilhelmshavenGermany
Deister- und Weserzeitung Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co KGDeister- und WeserzeitungHamelnGermany
Delo d.o.oDeloLjubljanaSlovenia
Druck Styria GmbH & Co KGKleine Zeitung SteiermarkGrazAustria
Druck Styria GmbH & Co KGKleine Zeitung KärntenGrazAustria
Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungFrankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungMunichGermany
Heilbronner Stimme GmbH & Co.KGHeilbronner StimmeHeilbronnGermany
Jagran Prakashan Ltd.Dainik Jagran-Rashtriya SansakaranNoidaIndia
Landsprent ehf.MorgunbladidReykjavikIceland
Mittelbayerisches Druckzentrum GmbH&Co.KGMittelbayerische ZeitungRegensburgGermany
MM Publications Ltd.VanithaKottayamIndia
Presse- Druck- und Verlags- GmbHAugsburger Allgemeine ZeitungAugsburgGermany
Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck GmbHStuttgarter ZeitungStuttgartGermany
Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck GmbHStuttgarter NachrichtenStuttgartGermany
Printing Partners Paal-BeringenHet NieuwsbladPaal-BeringenBelgium
Rheinpfalz Verlag und Druckerei GmbH & Co. KGDie RheinpfalzLudwigshafenGermany
Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd.SakalKolhapurIndia
Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd.SakalPuneIndia
Sanoma Manu Oy.Satakunnan Kansa.TampereFinland
Sueddeutsche Verlag Zeitungsdruck GmbHSueddeutscher Verlag ZeitungsdruckMunichGermany
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd.Malayala ManoramaTrivandrumIndia
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd.Malayala ManoramaKannurIndia
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd.Malayala ManoramaCochinIndia
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd.Malayala ManoramaCalicutIndia
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd.Malayala ManoramaAlleppeyIndia
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.The MathrubhumiTrivandrumIndia
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.The MathrubhumiCalicutIndia
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.The MathrubhumiKochiIndia
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.The MathrubhumiTrichurIndia
The Printers (Mysore) Private LimitedPrajavani Hubli-DharwadHubli-DharwadIndia
The Printers (Mysore) Private LimitedDeccan HeraldBangaloreIndia
The Printers (Mysore) Private LimitedPrajavani BangaloreBangaloreIndia
Turkuvaz Haberlesme Ve Yay. A.S.Turkuvaz Haberlesme Yay. A.S.IstanbulTurkey
Ungeheuer+Ulmer KG Gmbh + CoLudwigsburger KreiszeitungLudwigsburgGermany
United Printing & PublishingThe NationalAbu DhabiUAE
United Printing & PublishingAl IttihadAbu DhabiUAE

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For more info, contact Project Manager Prabhu.N at prabhu.n@wan-ifra.org.

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ICQC 2020-2022 Membership winners

Contest Instructions, Logo and winners books of previous editions of ICQC