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ISO 12647-3 is the graphic technology standard that defines process control procedures for production of half tone color separation and print production. The standard was first published in 1998, revised in 2004 and again in 2013. The 2013 revision made significant change in the standard.
This course aims to provide a complete overview of the quality standard. The course provides all the specifications of ISO 12647-3 from pre-press, materials till press.
The course includes downloadable PDF materials to read, videos of the presentations and interactive QUIZ to test the progress of the participants.
The program is aimed at production, pre-press, materials and quality executives in newspaper industry and also at students of Printing Technology, who are interested to learn print quality management systems.
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|Section 1: Introduction and Overview of ISO 12647-3|
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
This quiz aims to test your knowledge on the subject and to help you know what to expect from the course.
|Lecture 2||5 pages|
This module gives an introduction to standardisation in newspaper production, history of ISO 12647-3 standard and explains why standardisation is important for newspaper production
Overview of ISO 12647-3
|Quiz 2||5 questions|
The quiz is designed to evaluate your understanding of the specifications of ISO 12647-3
|Section 2: Implementing ISO 12647-3|
This session explains about implementing the ICC profiles and color management practices in all color imaging devices in the pre-press
Quiz on color management
This session explains a systematic approach to achieve 26% dot gain in the press
|Lecture 6||6 pages|
This session provides guidelines for establishing a quality control mechanism in a printing plant
Dot gain calibration
Education: Bachelor of Engineering. Specialisation: Printing Technology
Role at WAN-IFRA: Anand is responsible for the activities at WAN-IFRA Research and Material Testing Centre, Chennai which offers newsprint and newsink testing, print quality evaluation, research and training on various newspaper production topics. He is also the project manager for International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) 2016-18. He has published several research reports on the topics of materials and colour reproduction.
Areas of expertise:
§Colour correction and colour separation
§Quality control and measurement tools
§Print process standardisation
§Newsprint and newsink standardisation
§ISO 14001, Environmental Management System
Previous work experience:
The Hindu, a leading English daily in India – Engineer in the Graphics department and a member of the QC team, responsible for colour correction, colour management and conformance of all the printing centres of The Hindu to ISO 12647-3.
Adjunct faculty - Department of Printing Technology, Anna University.
Member of Research Council, Department of Printing Technology, Anna University
Member of Board of Studies, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore