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
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:
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.