IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club announce new rules, categories

The IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) sets new standards for newspaper printing quality worldwide. The organisers have already initiated preparations for the next round in the competition.

Online registration for candidates competing for membership in the INCQC 2010–2012 begins in May 2009. There are several important changes to the routine followed in previous competitions, especially concerning the time schedule and operational plan. Many participants expressed the wish to produce the test prints for the competition at the beginning of the year, as they would have more time and opportunity after the holiday period. IFRA is pleased to accommodate this wish.

Early registration bonus: Register by 16 October 2009 (cut-off date) and take part in a free test run with evaluation report in order to detect any possible need for print production optimisation in good time.

Also important are the changed competition rules that reduce the time and effort invested by the participants, without detracting from the informational value of the test results. On the contrary: For the first time, it is not only a once-off produced result that will be evaluated, but the consistency of printing quality over a four-month period. Intermediate reports will inform the participants about their progress.

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