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Participants from all over the world - INCQC open for registration up to 31 December
International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2010-2012
To date some 143 titles from 38 countries have signed up for the competition that begins in January 2010 and runs until April. This shows that, also in difficult economic times, a reliable high standard of colour printing quality continues to be of major importance for publishing houses and their customers.
More than 140 applicants from nearly 40 countries
The Color Quality Club is more international than ever before. The participating titles come from a total of 38 countries and from all continents. Many registrations have been received from European countries. In addition, the level of participation from Central and South America, as well as Asia, has increased significantly compared to past competitions. There is now a global quality consciousness in the news publishing industry.
The INCQC applications come from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Venezuela.
All newspaper production processes taken into account
For the first time, all newspaper production processes are being taken into account in the Color Quality Club: besides Coldset, also Heatset and even processes that use tinted paper.
"For the first time, the colour quality will be analysed over a period of several months in the categories of Coldset, Heatset and Special Processes, e.g. use of tinted paper. Each participating title that can prove its ability to offer a consistently high minimum standard of quality has the opportunity to join the club of elite printers. Never before have the investment of resources for the participants been so low and at the same time the usefulness of the evaluation so great. The programme of the International Newspaper Color Quality Club convinces worldwide.", says Roland Thees, INCQC-Project Manager and Research Manager Newspaper Production at WAN-IFRA.
Participating newspapers process and print a supplied special digital original in every competition month from January to April 2010, treating it in the same way as a supplied colour ad. The printed result is sent to WAN-IFRA in Darmstadt where it is analysed and the results subsequently announced to the participant concerned. In addition, two production copies of the participating title from the competition period are subjected to a general quality review. Finally, the points from all parts of the competition are added up and every participant who obtains the required minimum number of points is awarded membership of the International Newspaper Color Quality Club for two years.
Deadline for registration: 31 December 2009 There is still time to register, but only until the end of December 2009. After that, the practical process begins.
Working together to promote newspaper printing quality
Since its beginning in 1994, the International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) has been supported by the newspaper associations NAA (North America) and PANPA (Australia). They have been joined by the following newspaper organisations: ATDL (Latin America), ASIG (Italy), Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (Norway), Sanomalehtien Litto (Finland), Tidnings Utgivarna (Sweden) and ZMG Zeitungs Marketing Gesellschaft (Germany).
About the International Newspaper Color Quality Club
The International Newspaper Color Quality Club (www.colorqualityclub.org) is the only worldwide quality printing competition for newspapers. It promotes highquality colour newspaper production and informs participants in detailed analytical reports about technical optimisation possibilities. It has been organised every twoyears since 1994 with the support of many national newspaper associations worldwide.
WAN-IFRA (www.wan-ifra.org), based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world's newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organisation was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry.
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