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International Color Quality Club

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  • After the evaluation of the results of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 (ICQC) competition for newspapers and magazines, eligible new members are joining the WAN-IFRA Star Club of elite printers.
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  • WAN-IFRA offers tutorials in which participants in the ICQC competition can familiarize themselves with the relevant ISO standards and ICQC rules.

International Color Quality Club

The International Color Quality Club (ICQC) is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. The competition has been held every two years since 1994.

Publications that participate with success are awarded membership in the exclusive club of top-quality titles. Multiple winners and participants in the WAN-IFRA certification project also have the prospect of being awarded membership of the Star Club.

Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles for the competition, regardless of the printing technology. Five technical categories cover all possibilities.

Visit the below links to know more details about the contest.

  • Fees and Conditions :  To get the fee and speacial pricing for Participants 
  • Download Area : To download contest Instruction in English , German & Spanish
  • Registration : To know the step by step guide on online registration procedure.

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