In 1994, WAN-IFRA initiated the International Color Quality Club (ICQC). Every two years, publishers from all over the world send their print publications. They are evaluated according to the ISO printing standard. Samples that demonstrate colour printing excellence are awarded ICQC membership.

Winners of the International Color Quality Club 2022-2024

The new members of the “International Color Quality Club 2022–2024 (ICQC)” for newspapers and magazines are announced based on the technical “cuboid” evaluation and a general graphic print quality assessment. For this contest edition, 39 publication titles achieved the Color Quality Membership 2022-2024, where most of the winners were from India and Germany.

Seven new members entered the “STAR CLUB” in this year’s contest, and two entered the “MILLENNIUM CLUB”.

Star Club members

A publication, which gains five stars in a lifetime by securing colour quality membership or ISO 12647-3 certification, enters the Star Club.

Millennium Club

A publication with ten stars enters the Millennium Club.  Seven new members entered the “STAR CLUB” in this year’s competition, and two joined the “MILLENNIUM CLUB”.

We proudly announce that “Heilbronner Stimme” from Germany and Druck Styria GmbH & Co from Austria are our newest Millennium Club members. In addition, three titles of “Times of India” and two titles of “Mathrubhumi” from India, “Het Nieuwsblad” from Paal-Beringen, and “Sabah” from Istanbul were newly added to the prestigious Star Club.

The qualified members awarded certification were recognised at the Indian Printers Summit and European Printers Summit. The entire list of ICQC membership, and the updated list of star club members, and the winner book of the present and past editions are available under the following link: DOWNLOADS.

Contact and Inquiries

Ingi Olafsson, Director World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA. 

About the World Printers Forum: The World Printers Forum is WAN-IFRA’s central point for the international news media print community. Members include printing houses, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the print production value chain from prepress to press and to product finishing and delivery. It addresses all print-related questions and is open to all WAN-IFRA members interested in the future of the newspaper printing business and print-related areas.

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