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© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 1
WAN-IFRA Webinar, 28 July 2015
Anand Srinivasan, B.E. Printing Technology
Research Manager, WAN-IFRA
IS...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 2
World Printers Forum
International print community within WAN-IFRA
Join the World Printers Forum to inf...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 3
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 4
Published research reports
Published Mid-July 2015
Accompanied with a new
ICC profile
Reduced TIC to 22...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 5
Upcoming research reports
Features case studies across
the globe
Tracks emerging and
successful busines...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 6
Upcoming research reports
5 associations and 14
industry partners
Guide to be available in
October
Duri...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 7
Planned projects
Standardising production with lower gsm newsprint
Print quality standards for inkjet n...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 8
International Newspaper Color
Quality Club 2016-18
Tighter regulations to make it more challenging
Open...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 9
The life of a newspaper is just
one day.
Why standardisation is
important for such a short lived
produc...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 10
ISO 12647
■ Graphic technology standard that defines process control
procedures for production of half...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 11
ISO 12647-3
■ First approved in 1998
The standard came at the time
when colour printing in
newspaper w...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 12
WAN-IFRA and ISO 12647-3
■ WAN-IFRA played a crucial role in developing the
standard and making it pop...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 13
Nation wide standardisation projects
Germany QUIZ
Spain CINCO
Croatia SINCOL
Netherlands QUIK
Italy CQ...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 14
What does the standard specify?
Specifications for all areas of newspaper production
Delivery of ad ma...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 15
What is new in the latest revision?
Significant changes
in the standard
considering latest
technology ...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 16
Separation settings
Reduction of Total Ink Limit
(TIC) from 240 to 220
Minimum Black at the black
poin...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 17
Plate production
Tonal range from 3% to 95% (Earlier 90%)
Screen ruling selection from a range of 100 ...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 18
Shade of inks
Measured in dry print with D50 illuminant, 2 degree observer, 45:0 or
0:45 geometry, No ...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 19
Print production – Gray balance
Gray combinations from ISO 12647-3: 2005 and ISO 12647-
3: 2013
WAN-IF...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 20
Print production – Tonal range &
register
Tonal range – 3% to 95%
in relation to data
Earlier 3% to 90...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 21
Print production – Dot gain
Smoother dot gain curve
Not a significant change
0100
7.690
14.380
19.870
...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 22
How to implement the
ISO 12647-3 standard
in your workplace?
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 23
Step 1: Quality control tools
Basic densitometer in every press console desk
Atleast one advanced spec...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 24
Step 2: Standardise raw materials
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 25
Step 3: Right standards in the RIP
Choose right screening technology – AM or FM
Choose the right scree...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 26
Step 4: Standardise plate making
Processor standardisation
Pre-heat temperature
Brush pressure
Process...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 27
Step 5: Achieve 26% dot gain
Analyse all towers
Make adjustments to bring
all towers to similar
condit...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 28
Step 6: Implement the ICC profile
WAN-IFRAnewspaper26V5.icc
is available for download
Implement in all...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 29
Step 7: Implement a quality control
mechanism
Refer Chapter 6 of our ISO
12647-3:2013 report for
compl...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 30
Step 8: Benchmark your print quality
Benchmark through our Colour Quality Club, only global print
qual...
© 2012 WAN-IFRA, 31
Standardisation is not expensive
Standardisation is not expensive
Investment in quality control tools
...
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Importance of ISO Standardisation for Publishers

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  1. 1. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 1 WAN-IFRA Webinar, 28 July 2015 Anand Srinivasan, B.E. Printing Technology Research Manager, WAN-IFRA ISO 12647-3: 2013, the latest revision of newspaper quality standard
  2. 2. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 2 World Printers Forum International print community within WAN-IFRA Join the World Printers Forum to influence and support the future development of newspaper production technology, organisation and business.
  3. 3. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 3
  4. 4. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 4 Published research reports Published Mid-July 2015 Accompanied with a new ICC profile Reduced TIC to 220% Perfectly compatible with the old ISO newspaper profile
  5. 5. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 5 Upcoming research reports Features case studies across the globe Tracks emerging and successful business models To be published in September during the second WPF board meeting Part of WAN-IFRA India 2015 conference
  6. 6. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 6 Upcoming research reports 5 associations and 14 industry partners Guide to be available in October During World Publishing Expo 2015
  7. 7. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 7 Planned projects Standardising production with lower gsm newsprint Print quality standards for inkjet newspaper printing
  8. 8. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 8 International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2016-18 Tighter regulations to make it more challenging Open to all newspapers irrespective of technology used Evaluation is based on ISO 12647-3
  9. 9. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 9 The life of a newspaper is just one day. Why standardisation is important for such a short lived product?
  10. 10. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 10 ISO 12647 ■ Graphic technology standard that defines process control procedures for production of halftone color separation, proof and production print ■ 7 sub divisions -1: Measurement methods -2: Offset lithography -3: Coldset offset (Newspaper production) -4: Publication gravure printing -5: Screen printing -6: Flexographic printing -7: Proofing
  11. 11. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 11 ISO 12647-3 ■ First approved in 1998 The standard came at the time when colour printing in newspaper was gaining popularity ■ Revised in 2004 to include latest technologies at that time ■ Next revised in 2013 ■ For more details: Our special report on ISO 12647-3
  12. 12. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 12 WAN-IFRA and ISO 12647-3 ■ WAN-IFRA played a crucial role in developing the standard and making it popular across the globe Part of the TC 130 committee Spread the know-how of the standards through research reports Nation wide standardisation projects across the globe International print quality competitions
  13. 13. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 13 Nation wide standardisation projects Germany QUIZ Spain CINCO Croatia SINCOL Netherlands QUIK Italy CQ2 South America ACER India ICONS
  14. 14. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 14 What does the standard specify? Specifications for all areas of newspaper production Delivery of ad materials and proofs Color separation settings for Pre-press: GCR and Total ink limit Plate making: Dot shape, screen ruling, screen angles, exposing resolution, AM and FM screen Materials: Newsprint shade, Shade of primary and secondary colors for inks Press: Gray balance, Color register, Dot gain and mid-tone spread
  15. 15. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 15 What is new in the latest revision? Significant changes in the standard considering latest technology and market needs CTP has become a norm Tighter control in plate making Improved quality of newsprint Common use of 40 and 42 gsm newsprint Improved and brighter newsprint for special advertisement features
  16. 16. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 16 Separation settings Reduction of Total Ink Limit (TIC) from 240 to 220 Minimum Black at the black point increased from 85% to 90% Use the new WAN- IFRAnewspaper26V5.icc color profile Created by Swedish Graphic Companies' Federation in association with WAN-IFRA
  17. 17. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 17 Plate production Tonal range from 3% to 95% (Earlier 90%) Screen ruling selection from a range of 100 lpi to 140 lpi for AM Clear specification for FM screens 40 microns +/- 10 microns Irrespective of screen rulings and dot size, the TVI should be adjusted to 26% Accuracy of plate imaging within 2.5% tolerance Within a plate and between imager
  18. 18. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 18 Shade of inks Measured in dry print with D50 illuminant, 2 degree observer, 45:0 or 0:45 geometry, No polarisation filter --21344-C Black --1040C + M + Y 78254152M + Y 78-22741C + M 7817-3453C + Y 454136Black (K) 5558-378Yellow (Y) 45-14454Magenta (M) 45-27-2357Cyan (C) b*a*L* Delta E*1976 tolerances Deviation Variation CIELAB Color Values
  19. 19. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 19 Print production – Gray balance Gray combinations from ISO 12647-3: 2005 and ISO 12647- 3: 2013 WAN-IFRA recommends gray combinations from 2005 ---52%52%60%Grey 6 38.9%38.6%50%42%42%50%Grey 5 ---33%33%40%Grey 4 21.4%21.1%30%24%24%30%Grey 3 ---16%16%20%Grey 2 6.9%6.5%10%8%8%10%Grey 1 YellowMagentaCyanYellowMagentaCyan ISO 12647-3: 2013ISO 12647-3: 2005
  20. 20. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 20 Print production – Tonal range & register Tonal range – 3% to 95% in relation to data Earlier 3% to 90% Register – Should not exceed 0.20 mm or 200 microns Earlier, maximum allowed deviation is 300 microns
  21. 21. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 21 Print production – Dot gain Smoother dot gain curve Not a significant change 0100 7.690 14.380 19.870 23.860 2650 26.240 23.930 1920 11.110 00 Tone value in print Reference tone value
  22. 22. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 22 How to implement the ISO 12647-3 standard in your workplace?
  23. 23. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 23 Step 1: Quality control tools Basic densitometer in every press console desk Atleast one advanced spectrodensitometer for the use of QC executives Plate measuring device Hand-held device with possibility to connect to computer Training to all staff How to use the equipment? What settings to keep? Why those settings?
  24. 24. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 24 Step 2: Standardise raw materials
  25. 25. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 25 Step 3: Right standards in the RIP Choose right screening technology – AM or FM Choose the right screen frequency Dot size in case of FM Choose right exposing resolution In-depth study is necessary before selecting
  26. 26. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 26 Step 4: Standardise plate making Processor standardisation Pre-heat temperature Brush pressure Processing speed Water supply Gumming CTP standardisation Exposure Consistency of dot reproduction within a imager Consistency of dot reproduction across multiple imagers Plate linearisation
  27. 27. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 27 Step 5: Achieve 26% dot gain Analyse all towers Make adjustments to bring all towers to similar condition Evaluate the dot gain Calibrate the RIP to get the right dot gain
  28. 28. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 28 Step 6: Implement the ICC profile WAN-IFRAnewspaper26V5.icc is available for download Implement in all areas in pre- press Encourage advertisers to use it
  29. 29. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 29 Step 7: Implement a quality control mechanism Refer Chapter 6 of our ISO 12647-3:2013 report for complete details Defines quality control procedures for all areas of newspaper production
  30. 30. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 30 Step 8: Benchmark your print quality Benchmark through our Colour Quality Club, only global print quality competition for newspaper Registration open. www.colorqualityclub.org Get your printing plant ISO 12647-3 certified by WAN-IFRA
  31. 31. © 2012 WAN-IFRA, 31 Standardisation is not expensive Standardisation is not expensive Investment in quality control tools Standardise your existing infrastructure and achieve great results Opportunity to train and motivate of your staff. This is the key

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