WAN-IFRA newspaper color (icc) profile

Why  WAN-IFRA colour profile (icc)?

  • The main reason of this icc color profile is to include the latest specifications of ISO 12647-3 that had been released in December 2013.
  • This profile used by several newspaper and advertisers.
  • Profile was created and fine tuned based on 1000s of measured data by the publishers across the globe.


  • Increased colourisation and Lightness correction.
  • Better details and modulation.
  • Maximum GCR for newspaper.
  • Easy to adopt and install for any standard newspaper process.
  • A seperate profile color & b/w pages handling.

Where to install the profile:

  1. Download the profile using the link in the download section below.
  2. Install the icc profile to PC that will be shown in photoshop or adobe softwares.
  3. This can also be used in color managemnt workflow and across the systems thats been part of the color maanagment process.

Profile specifications

  • Creation date: 2015-05-06
  • ISO adoption : ISO 12647-3 : 2013 Changes adopted.
  • Maximum total ink coverage CMYK: 220%
  • ICC Profile Version 2, to avoid compatibility conflicts with older RIP versions.
  • Long black (K) with early start at 1%
  • Maximum black (K) at CMYK: 100%
  • File size: 1.3  MB
  • Profile Class: Output.
  • Color space: CMYK
  • Setting: Best Quality


Are you not sure of the icc profile implementation? Are you not sure of the right color managment process and procedures? Do you need assistance on learning more about implementing the icc profiles and color management process?

WAN-IFRA offers online/offline hands on training for color managment and profile installation.

Contact us : infoindia@wan-ifra.org.




Downloading of the standard profile is free of charge and without restriction. Download the Profiles HERE

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