ISO 12647-3. Quality standard for newspaper production

Guide to implement the ISO 12647-3 quality standard in newspaper production
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a clear understanding of CMYK printing
  • Basic understanding of ICC profiles and color separation in Photoshop
  • Understand technical terms related to print production, pre-press and plate making

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get a clear understanding of ISO 12647-3, quality standard for newspaper production
  • Demonstrate ability to implement ISO 12647-3 in the work place
  • Implement a quality control mechanism in their work place
  • Communicate quality requirements to the suppliers of consumables

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who are interested to take up a career in print production
  • Newspaper production executives
  • Quality control executives
  • Materials procurement executives

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Section 1: Introduction and Overview of ISO 12647-3
Course Introduction
5 questions

This quiz aims to test your knowledge on the subject and to help you know what to expect from the course.

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
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
4 questions

This session explains a systematic approach to achieve 26% dot gain in the press

6 pages

This session provides guidelines for establishing a quality control mechanism in a printing plant

Dot gain calibration
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Anand Srinivasan, Research Manager, WAN-IFRA

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 management

§Colour correction and colour separation

§Quality control and measurement tools

§Print process standardisation

§Newsprint and newsink standardisation

§3-D printing

§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.

Other roles:

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

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