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 September, 2021

News for September, 2021

The system review ballots of the following four standards have been closed and all the standards are confirmed basing on the voting results:

ISO 19455: 2016 (ed1) Graphic technology — Metadata for graphic arts workflow — XMP metadata for image and documentproofing
ISO 18620: 2016 (ed1) Graphic technology — Prepress data exchange — Tone adjustment curves exchange
ISO 17972-2: 2016 (ed1) Graphic technology — Colour data exchange format (CxF/X) — Part 2: Scanner target data (CxF/X-2)
ISO 12641-1: 2016 (ed1) Graphic technology — Prepress digital data exchange — Colour targets for input scanner calibration —Part 1: Colour targets for input scanner calibration
 

News for August 2021

News for August 2021

The 35th ISO/TC 130 Plenary meeting will be held virtually on November 8. The working group meetings for the second part of 2021 is scheduled before the Plenary meeting.

One ISO/TC 130 standard have been published in August 2021: 

ISO 14298:2021 Graphic technology — Management of security printing processes
 

News for July, 2021

News for July, 2021

The planned 35th ISO/TC 130 working group meetings and plenary to be held in Sydney meeting will instead be a virtual meeting. The final meeting schedule will be confirmed in August.

 

One ISO/TC 130 standard have been published in July 2021: 

ISO 12647-9:2021 Graphic technology — process control for the production of half-tone color separations, proof and production prints — Part 9: Metal decoration printing.
 

Brief summary from some of the TC 130 WGs meeting in the Spring

Brief summary from some of the TC 130 WGs meeting in the Spring

WG 1 Terminology; The work on ISO 5776 Symbols for text proof correction has been completed, and the standard is out for its final ballot before being published. The revised version includes mark-up for the Korean Language. Work on terms and definitions is continuing and consideration is being given to developing a standard on the design and layout of documents.

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