Below you will find a mix of news, short articles and case studies — all related to graphic arts production using ISO standards.

News and updates

News for June, 2021

News for June, 2021

It is 50 years since ISO/TC 130 was setup and held its first meeting on 2nd June 1971. On 2nd June 2021, Mr. Pengfei Zhao, the current Chairman of ISO/TC130, has sent a message to the ISO/TC 130 Members to remind us to celebrate this.

Four ISO/TC 130 standards have been published in June 2021: 

ISO 2836:2021 Graphic technology — Prints and printing inks — Assessment of resistance of prints to various agents

ISO 12647-8:2021 Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints — Part 8: Validation print processes working directly from digital data

ISO 22934:2021 Graphic technology — Communication of offset ink properties

ISO 12635:2021 Graphic technology — Plates for offset printing — Dimensions
 

News for May, 2021

News for May, 2021

Two ISO/TC 130 standard has approved the FDIS ballot and under the publication stage. The standard will be published in the near future:

ISO 12642-3 Graphic technology — Input data for characterization of 4-colour process printing — Part 3: Extended data set

ISO 12647-9 Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints — Part 9: Metal decoration printing processes using offset lithography
 

News for April, 2021

News for April, 2021

One ISO/TC 130 standard has approved the FDIS ballot and under the publication stage. The standard will be published in the near future:

ISO 12647-8 Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints — Part 8: Validation print processes working directly from digital data
 

News for March, 2021

News for March, 2021

One ISO/TC 130 standard has been submitted to ISO/CS for FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) ballot. If approved, the standard will be published in the near future:

ISO/FDIS 12647-9 Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints — Part 9: Metal decoration printing processes using offset lithography
 

News for February 2021

News for February 2021

Two ISO/TC 130 standards have been submitted to ISO/CS for FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) ballot. If approved, the standards will be published in the near future:

ISO/FDIS 22934 Graphic technology — Communication of offset ink properties

ISO/FDIS 2836 Graphic technology — Prints and printing inks — Assessment of resistance of prints to various agents