Next round of International Color Quality Club contest is back with a simplified procedure for participants
The International Color Quality Club (ICQC) 2020–2022, the only global print quality contest for newspapers and magazines, is back again, and the registration started from August 20, 2019. The competition has been held every two years since 1994 and the upcoming edition for 2020–2022 will open for newspaper and magazine publishers across five different categories for various print production process and product types. Early registering participants will get an opportunity to participate in a free test run during late 2019 and early 2020. The objective of this contest is to prove and improve the quality of print reproduction while seeding the competitiveness and motivational thoughts among the workforce of the organisation.
As the contest is aligned to ISO and WAN-IFRA standards and rules, it helps to adopt and implement international norms. The print quality is judged in two aspects. Firstly, a given print control element is measured by colorimetric devices according to ISO 12347-3 standard targets. Secondly, the overall print quality is evaluated by an international jury, according to established criteria.
Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles regardless of the printing technology. Publications that succeed the club membership will be awarded in October 2020. Also, five time winners will be listed in ‘WAN-IFRA Star Club’. This is the ‘Hall of Fame’ of the best publication printers in the world.