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Standards Workroom

Standards in the printing, publishing and converting industry provide uniform, defined procedures and tools which help users produce quality products that are safe for their customers faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively.

NPES provides leadership in developing national and international standards for the printing industry; including:

  • Safety standards for printing, publishing and converting equipment
  • Technical standards for data exchange, process control, metrology, packaging, etc.

This work is open to anyone having an interest. We especially invite the involvement of the user community.

NPES serves as secretariat to the following American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards committees:

B65 Committee

Develops U.S. safety standards for printing press, bindery and other printing equipment and systems used in the printing, publishing and converting technology industry.

B65 Subcommittees and their Activities

B65 Membership Application

B65 Member Roster

B65 Operating Procedures


Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS)

Develops U.S. technical standards with the goal of having the entire scope of printing, publishing and converting technologies represented in one national standardization and coordination effort.

CGATS Subcommittees and their Activities

CGATS Membership Application

CGATS Member Roster

CGATS Operating Procedures


U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG)

Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization’s Technical Committee 130, Graphic Technology. The US TAG consists of experts from the industry who provide guidance to ANSI on the development of the U.S. position on international standards relating to the graphic arts.

ISO TC 130 Working Groups and their Activities

US TAG Membership Application

US TAG Member Roster

US TAG Operating Procedures


International Color Consortium

NPES also serves as secretariat to the International Color Consortium, an organization devoted to the promotion of the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.

 

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Upcoming Events

TC130/WG5 (Safety/Ergonomics)

October 23-26
Tel Aviv, Israel
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TC130 Meeting

December 6-9, 2017
Surakarta, Indonesia
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ICC Meeting

February 25-26, 2018
Munich, Germany

ICC DevCon 2018

February 27, 2018
Munich, Germany

GCATS/USTAG/PPC Meeting

March 6-8, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan

TC130 Meeting

April 16-20, 2018
Berlin, Germany

ICC Meeting

May 30-31, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan

CGATS/USTAG/PPC Meeting

September 11-13, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

TC130 Meeting

October 14-19, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

ICC Meeting

October 23-24, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

ICC Color Experts Day

October 26, 2018
Hong Kong

Recently Published Standards

ISO 13655:2017 Graphic technology — Spectral measurement and colorimetric computation for graphic arts images




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