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Indian Coldset Offset Newspaper Standardisation ICONS III

Indian Coldset Offset Newspaper Standardisation ICONS III

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One of the most successful projects of WAN-IFRA, ICONS, is back for the third time. Join this project to make your newspaper attractive to advertisers and readers

ICONS, One of the most successful projects of WAN-IFRA is back.

For any newspaper, standardised high quality newspaper production is crucial for attracting advertisers. In order to achieve this goal, common process control procedures and country wide standards have to be established and practiced. These activities should be based on proven standards, like ISO 12647-3.


WAN-IFRA introduced the ISO 12647-3 standard in India through its ICONS project in 2004 and repeated the project in 2007 for the benefit of more publishers in India. The project is now back for the third time with an aim to help all the Indian publishers to print in conformance with ISO 12647-3. This project will bring all the like-minded newspapers together and help them to achieve high quality levels based on proven standards



Project Structure:

  1. Preliminary print quality evaluation - To understand the present quality levels and the needs of the participants
  2. Newsprint and Newsink testing - To assist in materials standardisation
  3. Four days start-up workshop - Hands-on training by WAN-IFRA consultants
  4. Three months print quality audit - Based on WAN-IFRA colour test forme
  5. One-day follow-up workshop - To analyse the progress made and discussion on the future course of action that are needed


Project Schedule:

April to August 2012



WAN-IFRA Members,

One printing centre:                   INR 350,000

Every additional printing centre:   INR 150,000


One printing centre:                   INR 440,000

Every additional printing centre:   INR 190,000


10.3% service tax to be added to the above fee

Note: Participation will be limited to 10 publishing companies.

Attractive payment options are available.


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Anandaramakrishnan Srinivasan


2011-03-24 14:22

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