Registrations for ICQC 2020–2022 begin

Contest procedure revised


The registration for the International Color Quality Club (ICQC) 2020–2022, the global print quality contest for newspapers and magazines, starts from 20 August 2019. Early registering participants will get an opportunity to participate in a free test run during late 2019 and early 2020.

The upcoming edition of the Color Quality Club contest has significant changes in the procedures. The calendar is re-defined to reduce effort and increase competitiveness. The contest period is reduced from three months to one month (March 2020) instead. The participants will have to ship the contest copies only once instead of thrice, as specified earlier.

Flexibility meets comfortability

The ICQC 2020–2022 offers a flexible print schedule that can be chosen by the participants. Participants can choose their own print week during March 2020 considering the print schedule, workloads and manpower.

A brand new feel in the software

The new software interface simplifies and enhances the inference to results. For example, an interactive 3D color gamut model is added in the web report, which can be rotated by 360 degrees to view the outlier portions of the printed color gamut against the target gamut. This will ease the visualization in comparing two color spaces.

Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles regardless of the printing technology. Publications that succeed the club membership are awarded in October 2020. Additionally, five time winners will be listed in ‘WAN-IFRA Star Club,’ a sort of ‘Hall of Fame’ of the best publication printers in the world.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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