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International Color Quality Club

Note: the registration deadline for the 2020-2022 Club is 15 February 2020.

The International Color Quality Club (ICQC) is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. The competition has been held every two years since 1994.

Publications that participate with success are awarded membership in the exclusive club of top-quality titles. Multiple winners and participants in the WAN-IFRA certification project also have the prospect of being awarded membership of the Star Club.

Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles for the competition, regardless of the printing technology. Five technical categories cover all possibilities.

Visit the below links to know more details about the contest.

  • Fees and Conditions :  To get the fee and speacial pricing for Participants 
  • Download Area : To download contest Instruction in English , German & Spanish
  • Registration : To know the step by step guide on online registration rocedure.

  • ICQC New Software: To access the report, update shipment details , update participant data, raise queries, Access & modify profiles and registration followup.

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  • Membership to the Star Club is awarded to a company in recognition of outstanding printing quality. Achieve 5 or more stars by participating successfully in the International Color Quality Club or by obtaining WAN-IFRA certification for standardised printing.

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  • 2014-03-18 11:19
    After the first print test for this contest has finished, the jury rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Read more ...
  • 2014-02-24 13:37
    Fons Put works as senior innovation consultant for VIGC, the Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication. His contribution refers to the new colour measuring equipment (eXact from X-Rite) that WAN-IFRA has chosen for the evaluations for the International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2014–2016 contest. Read more ...
  • 2014-01-20 10:07
    Once again the renowned International Newspaper Color Quality Club starts anew for its 2014-2016 turn. By the time of closure of registration, over 160 titles have registered for the bi-annual quality contest which shows that it still enjoys great popularity. Read more ...
  • 2013-08-16 16:12
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  • 2012-11-05 10:00
    At the World Publishing Expo 2012, the new members of the Star Club were announced. They all have five times successfully participated in the International Newspaper Color Quality Club competition. Read more ...
  • 2012-11-05 09:44
    More than 200 members of the International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2012–2014, sponsors, supporters and representatives of companies awarded Star Club membership celebrated their success at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. WAN-IFRA invited them to the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel near the Frankfurt fairground. Read more ...
  • 2012-06-08 08:23
    Eighty-one publishing and printing companies from 29 countries have been welcomed into the 2012–2014 WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club, the elite group of publications that demonstrate exceptional color printing and the value it brings to readers and advertisers alike. Read more ...
  • 2012-03-26 18:38
    From 12-16 March, the general printing quality of the newspaper copies entered by 192 participants for the International Newspaper Color Quality Club competition were examined and judged from the newspaper reader’s point of view. Read more ...
  • 2012-01-26 12:05
    A total of 192 titles had registered for participation in the competition for membership in the “International Newspapaper Color Quality Club“ (INCQC) by registration deadline. This is the second-highest number since the printing quality test for newspapers was introduced in 1994. Read more ...
  • 2011-03-02 17:29
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Related Microsites

  • Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position.
  • World Printers Forum, the Print Community within WAN-IFRA
    The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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