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 December, part 2

News for December, part 2

List of ISO/TC 130 standards and other deliverables published between 2020-12-01 and 2020-12-23:

 

ISO/TS 15311-1: 2020 Graphic technology — Requirements for printed matter for commercial and industrial production — Part 1: Measurement methods and reporting schema

ISO 16612-3: 2020 Graphic technology — Variable data exchange — Part 3: Using PDF/X-6 (PDF/VT-3)

ISO/TS 18621-31: 2020 Graphic technology — Image quality evaluation methods for printed matter — Part 31: Evaluation of the perceived resolution of printing systems with the Contrast–Resolution chart

ISO/TS 21331: 2020 Graphic technology and deinked pulp — Guidance for assessing the deinking performance of printed paper products

News for December, part 1

News for December, part 1

List of ISO/TC 130 standards and other deliverables published between 2020-11-01 and 2020-11-30:

ISO 2834-1: 2020 Graphic technology — Laboratory preparation of test prints — Part 1: Paste inks

ISO 21632: 2018 /Amd 1: 2020 Graphic technology — Determination of the energy consumption of digital printing devices including transitional and related modes — Amendment 1.

Quality- and colour management combined

Quality- and colour management combined

Among the new standards published by TC130 this year is ISO 19301, full title “Guidelines for schema writers - Template for colour quality management”. The standard combines the ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems with a number of other ISO-standards to achieve a robust quality- and colour management system for publishers and printers.

News for October

News for October

ISO Central Services (ISO/CS) has requested that all meetings be held virtually until 31 December 2020.

Updates on standards

Useful standards for print and publishing workflows

Useful standards for print and publishing workflows

For a designer who wants to preview documents in a colour accurate way, the ISO 14861 is the standard on softproofing systems that will help you to choose compliant hardware and software.