Colour Management ISO 12647-2

Please also see Environmental Management

To achieve this Accreditation Gemini Print needed to install a colour management and workflow system and prove standards of optimum performance at every stage.  While not a unique quality achievement you will find that it is only a percentage of professional commercial printers who have gained the Accreditation.

The following statement is by ISO – the independent International Organisation for Standardisation, based in Geneva.  They give world-class specifications for products, services, and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency:

ISO 12647-2:2013 specifies a number of process parameters and their values to be applied when producing colour separations, printing formes and print production for four-colour sheet-fed and web-fed offset printing presses excluding coldset offset lithography on newsprint.

The parameters and values are chosen in view of the typical process covering the process stages “colour separation”, “proof production”, “making of the printing forme”, “OK print” and “production printing” on all kinds of commercially available production substrates.

ISO 12647-2:2013:

  • is directly applicable to press proof prints and printing processes that use colour separation printing formes as input
  • is applicable to press proof prints and printing processes with more than four process colours as long as direct analogies to four-colour printing are maintained, such as for data and screening, for print substrates and printing parameters
  • is applicable to printing on cardboard material for packaging
  • is applicable for all kinds of drying methods such as heat-set, infrared, and ultraviolet

provides references for quality assurance and quality management.

You can see some tips on the use of colour in printing in the Gemini Print Creative Design colour section.

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