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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.

 

Upcoming Events

CGATS/USTAG/PPC Meeting

October 13 - October 15, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

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ICC Meeting

October 30 - November 1, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts

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ICC DevCon

November 3, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts

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TC130 Working Groups & Plenary Meetings

November 14 - November 20, 2014
Beijing, China

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ICC Meeting

March 2-4, 2015
Kuurne, Belgium

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CGATS/USTAG/PPC Meeting

April 14-16, 2015
Toronto, Canada

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TC130 Working Groups Meetings

May 11-17, 2015
Bologna, Italy

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ICC Meeting

June 8-10, 2015
Tokyo, Japan

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ICC Meeting

October 19-21, 2015
San Jose, CA

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Recently Published Standards

CGATS 21-1:2013  Graphic technology – Printing from digital data across multiple technologies – Part 1: Principles

CGATS 21-2:2013  Graphic technology – Printing from digital data across multiple technologies – Part 2: Reference characterization data

ISO 12647-6:2013 Graphic technology – Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proofs and production prints – Part 6: Flexographic printing

ISO 12647-7:2013 Graphic technology – Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints – Part 7: Proofing processes working directly from digital data

ISO 13856-1:2013  Safety of machinery – Pressure-sensitive protective devise – Part 1: General principles for the design and testing of pressure-sensitive mats and pressure-sensitive floors

ISO 13856-2: 2013   Safety of machinery – Pressure-sensitive protective devices – Part 2: General principles for the design and testing of pressure-sensitive edges and pressure-sensitive bars

ISO 14298: 2013  Graphic technology — Management of security printing processes

ISO 16759: 2013  Graphic technology – Quantification and communication for calculating the carbon footprint of print media products


Follow this link to download the entire catalog of published standards