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The ICQC contest is back again

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The International Colour Quality Club (ICQC) 2020-2022, the global print quality contest for newspapers and magazines, is back again, and the registration starts from 20 August 2019. Early registering participants will get an opportunity to participate in a free test run during late 2019 and early 2020.

The upcoming edition of the Colour Quality Club contest has significant changes in the procedures and it adds whole lot of fresh flavours to the contest itself. So, what are these new additions?

The contest period is reduced from three months to one month (March 2020). So, participants have to ship the contest copies only once instead of three.

ICQC 2020-2022 offers a flexible print schedule that can be chosen by the participant. This will allow participants to choose their own print week during March 2020 considering the print schedule, workloads and manpower.

A new software interface simplifies and enhances the inference to results. For example, an interactive 3D colour gamut model is added in the web report, which can be rotated by 360 degrees to view the outlier portions of the printed colour gamut against the target gamut. This will ease the visualisation in comparing two colour spaces.

Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles regardless of the printing technology. Publications that succeed the club membership are awarded in October 2020. Also, five time winners will be listed in the WAN-IFRA Star ClubHall of Fame of the best publication printers in the world.

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