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ISO TC 130 & U.S. Technical Advisory Group

(US TAG) to ISO TC130

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies serves as the Secretariat of the US TAG to ISO TC 130 (Graphic Technology).


The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to TC 130 consists of experts from the industry who provide guidance to The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on the development of the U.S. position on International Standards relating to the graphic arts.

The Secretariat for ISO TC 130 is Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), the German national standards body. TC 130 is organized into nine working groups with convener and assistant convener responsibilities assigned to national bodies. The U.S. serves as the convener to four working groups.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 130 (Graphic Technology) develops standards for the graphic arts industry. The United States is a participating, or P-member, of ISO TC 130. In order for the U.S. to participate in the ISO work, there must be an ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for each ISO TC in which the U.S. has an interest. Those TAGs provide the U.S. technical experts to the ISO committees, and formulate the U.S. position on the ISO TC matters, which is formally submitted by ANSI as the voting member body.


The US TAG maintains a list of experts in all areas of the graphic arts, including, but not limited to, technologies such as:

  • ink
  • process control
  • plates
  • blankets
  • digital data exchange
  • safety
  • color management


Participation on US TAG working groups and at meetings is open to anyone having an interest. 

Download US TAG membership application

Access minutes and other committee documents by following this link:

Subcommittees and their activities

For more information contact theNPES Standards Department.