International Color Quality Club

Ever since 1994, Color Quality Club (ICQC) is organized by the World Printers Forum (WPF) , the print community within WAN-IFRA, its he 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. It rewards the winners who adopt and print as per the international ISO standards for printing industry.

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. Winner (Publications) of color quality club of a print site will gain one star for their successful color quality membership, these stars accumulated over the years helps the winners to get in to Elite star Club and Millennium Club who reaches 5+ stars and 10+ stars respectively in their life time .


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Winners of International Color Quality Club 2020–2022

Here are the list of ICQC 2020-2022 members for the year 2020-2022.

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

Contact and Inquiries

if you wish to secure a place as a sponsor, please Contact Us

if you have concerns on the  contest process and procedures, please contact , Prabhu Natrajan, Tel. +91  8792178292, prabhu.n@wan-ifra.org


ICQC TRAINING

The IFRA Research and Material Testing Centre have initiated to train and offer onsite or online training programs to IFRA members and color quality participants.  The main aim of the training programs is to provide the publishing house about know-hows? of the contest, all the technical knowledge required for the contest.

Moreover, the participants from press and pre-press, project leads for ICQC could attend the training program. This could potentially be extended to the core team that excute the quality contest in the shop floor. Understanding the technical backround will enhace the approach of the people and sort the errors and difference in a simpliefed way…KNOW MORE


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