Other Color Organizations

International Color Consortium (ICC) www
General and technical information on color management and ICC profiles. The ICC is the governing body for ICC based color management.

Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS) www
The standards committee members website with information and articles about the standards they support.

Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (CIE) www
Website for the organization devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of lighting. This is the organization that did the scientific research on color as we know it today.

Intl. Cooperation for Intergration of Processes in Prepress, www
Press and Postpress Organisation (CIP4)

The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization or “CIP4” is a not-for-profit standards association, whose mission is to foster the adoption of process automation in the printing industry

Color Marketing Group (CMG) www
Website for color design professionals.

European Color Initiative (ECI) www
European color standards website with information and downloads.

Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) www
The association that promotes, develops and maintains the advancement of flexography with an emphasis on developing and maintaining standards of quality.

General Requirements for Application in Commercial Offset Lithography (GRACoL) www
Information and specifications for commercial printing based on the G7™ process.

Graphic Technology Research Association (FOGRA) www
European association that promotes print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research, development and application.

Printing Industries of America (PIA) www
The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), along with its affiliates, deliver products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry.

Gravure Association of America (GAA) www
Provides a forum for the exchange of specialized information through a network of GAA councils which address unique concerns and encourage the use of gravure.

Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) www
International assembly of industry associations whose goal is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.

International Standards Organization (ISO) www
The world’s largest developer of standards.

Munsell Color Science Laboratory (MCSL) www
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) color science website.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)  www
Official website of the SGIA full of information and support for the industry.

Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production (SNAP) www
The newspaper industry’s printing specification website.

Specifications for Web Offset Publications (SWOP) www
The web publication printing specification website.

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) www
Website focused on graphic arts systems, software, and computer technology developments, as well as the more traditional areas of press, ink, and paper engineering applications.

Windows Image Color Management (WCS) www
Microsoft’s website for color management in the Windows environment.

Color at Microsoft blog (WCS)  www
Blog site for Windows color management.

 

 

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