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STANDARD 19301
First edition
2020-03
Graphic technology — Guidelines for
schema writers — Template for colour
quality management
Reference number
ISO 19301:2020(E)
ISO 2020
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Template for requirements of colour quality and production management system

of the organization ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Colour quality and production management system requirements ......................................................... 2

4.3 Additional requirements ................................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.4 Print(s) being in accordance and certification claims .......................................................................................... 4

4.4.1 Claims of conformity .................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.4.2 Certification marks ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

4.5 Outsourced printing ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.6 Colour quality policy .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.7 Colour champion ................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.8 Press and digital output device maintenance .............................................................................................................. 5

4.9 Purchasing .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.9.1 Purchasing of consumables .................................................................................................................................... 7

4.9.2 Selection and purchase of measuring equipment ............................................................................... 7

4.10 Identification and traceability ................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.1 Identification and records ....................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.2 Proof verification ............................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.10.3 Control of measuring equipment ....................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.4 Measuring equipment ................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.10.5 Maintenance activity .................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.6 Records of measuring equipment ..................................................................................................................... 8

4.10.7 Monitoring accuracy of equipment .................................................................................................................. 8

4.10.8 Fitness for purpose of computer software ................................................................................................ 8

4.11 Customer complaints ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.12 Internal audit ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

4.13 Monitoring and measurement of the product .............................................................................................................. 8

4.13.1 Evidence of product conformity ......................................................................................................................... 8

4.13.2 Dry back................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.14 Provision of infrastructure ........................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.15 Monitoring and measurement of process ........................................................................................................................ 9

4.16 Competence, training and awareness ................................................................................................................................. 9

4.16.1 Knowledge of ICC profiles ........................................................................................................................................ 9

4.16.2 Colour champion ...................................................................... ........................................................................................ 9

5 Template for requirements of demonstration of product conformity ......................................................10

5.1 Certification body product test ..............................................................................................................................................10

5.2 Product conformity in day-to-day production ..........................................................................................................10

5.3 Declaration of product conformity method ................................................................................................................10

5.4 Sampling requirements: day-to-day production.....................................................................................................11

5.4.1 Defining the sampling regime ...........................................................................................................................11

5.4.2 Sampling...............................................................................................................................................................................11

5.4.3 Reporting .............................................................................................................................................................................11

5.4.4 Test print ...................................................................... ........................................................................................................12

6 Certification for accredited bodies .................................................................................................................................................13

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.2 Accreditations .......................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.3 Certification body competences ............................................................................................................................................13

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6.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.3.2 Auditor competence ...................................................................................................................................................13

6.3.3 Technical expert competence ............................................................................................................................13

6.3.4 Reviewer competence ..............................................................................................................................................14

6.4 Audit time and frequency ...........................................................................................................................................................14

6.5 Audit product test ..............................................................................................................................................................................14

6.5.1 Suitable test form .........................................................................................................................................................14

6.5.2 Certification body’s auditor .................................................................................................................................14

6.5.3 Retention of the test samples .............................................................................................................................14

6.5.4 Conformity with the THE REFERENCED STANDARD ...................................................................14

6.5.5 Requirements of the sample ...............................................................................................................................14

6.6 Requirements for the provision of information to customers ....................................................................15

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................16

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following

URL: www .iso .org/ iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 130, Graphic technology.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html.
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Introduction

This document specifies requirements for certification schemes for certifying the production of printed

products. Quality and repeatability are ensured by applying total quality control according to ISO 9001

as the overarching method, coupled with print specific ISO standards.

A certification can be centred around any ISO standard related to print production. It will therefore

use the term THE REFERENCED STANDARD as a pointer to the actual standard that is referenced in

the certification scheme. Digital presses that can match an output condition of THE REFERENCED

STANDARD are also intended to be included for certification.

While this scheme assumes familiarity and adoption of a quality management systems based on the

requirements of ISO 9001, it doesn’t intend to assess or audit an organization’s conformity to a complete

implementation of ISO 9001.

The use of this document should make it easier to compare certifications worldwide.

A scheme developed according to this document can be validated by accreditation organisations to

produce verifiable results.
In this document:
— “shall” indicates a requirement;
— “should” indicates a recommendation;
— “may” indicates a permission;
— “can” indicates a possibility or a capability.

Information marked “NOTE” is for guidance in understanding or clarifying the associated requirement.

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Graphic technology — Guidelines for schema writers —
Template for colour quality management
1 Scope

This document provides a framework that organisations can follow, and that can be used as the

structure for market or sector specific schemes. It is intended to be a process certification.

The goal of this document is to have comparable attestations or certifications worldwide.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 3664, Graphic technology and photography — Viewing conditions
ISO 12646, Graphic technology — Displays for colour proofing — Characteristics

ISO 13655, Graphic technology — Spectral measurement and colorimetric computation for graphic

arts images

ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment — Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity

assessment bodies

ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and

services
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1
product
final output (printed matter) supplied to the customer

Note 1 to entry: In the context of an attestation or certification this means that the emphasis is on a specific

compliant print production process, and not on the organisation as such.
3.2
colour quality and production management system

range of processes, including those of a quality management system, as outlined in this document, which

are required to consistently produce printed products compliant with ISO colour quality standards

3.3
accredited body
authoritative body that performs accreditation

Note 1 to entry: The authority of an accreditation body is generally derived from government.

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3.4
certification
third party attestation related to products, processes, systems, or persons
[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 17000:2004, 5.5]
4 Template for requirements of colour quality and production management
system of the organization
4.1 General

To achieve and maintain certification, the organization shall be in accordance with the requirements of

this scheme.
4.2 Colour quality and production management system requirements

Requirements for the colour quality and production management system are as specified in ISO 9001,

but with a scope specified for the colour quality system.
The scope shall be defined according the following:

— Tone and colour reproduction to < THE REFERENCED STANDARD > : < PRODUCTION METHOD(s),

(as applicable); , (as applicable); < CUSTOMISED PRINTING CONDITION > , (as and if

applicable).

— Outsourced tone and colour reproduction to < THE REFERENCED STANDARD > : < PRODUCTION

METHOD(s) > , (as applicable); , (as applicable) < CUSTOMISED PRINTING CONDITION > ,

(as and if applicable).

Any change to the scope of the certification shall be agreed to by the certification body.

Site locations of the certified organization shall be defined within the scope. Site locations can only be

included if the colour quality system applies at a particular site to be included, and an audit product test

has been successfully conducted at that site.

Processes which can be included in the scope of the certification are the following:

— pre-press, proofing and PDF file submission to an agreed printing conditions;
— press* only, including plate calibration and TVI curves;
— proofing and press*, including plate calibration and TVI curves;
— pre-press, proofing and press*;
— outsourced printing in any of the above categories.

Organisations are deemed to provide pre-press services when some or all of the following activities are

undertaken by the organization itself.
— Process and correct and/or colour manage clients application files.
— Process, colour manage and/or retouch images.
— Pre-flight and correct and/or colour manage PDF or other file formats.
— Scan analogue colour originals, if required.

*A press for the purposes of this scheme is any conventional printing device or printing press covered

by THE REFERENCED STANDARD and digital printing devices outputting to THE REFERENCED

STANDARD conditions. For presses with other TVI, or no TVI, than assumed by this document, for

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example digital presses, adjustments to or simulation of the expected TVI in this document shall be

implemented to ensure that the tone levels are reproduced in the same way.
Compliant product claims

Certified organisations shall only make compliant claims relating to specific printed products, via

invoices and delivery notes, and other product specific documents, to customers, where it is documented

that those products meet the requirements of the certification scheme, and when the organization has

an existing valid accredited certification under this scheme at the time of production.

Organisations shall not claim to be in accordance to THE REFERENCED STANDARD, other than in

relation to a specific printed product.
Customised printing

Customised printing conditions involving the use of non-THE REFERENCED STANDARD or amended

THE REFERENCED STANDARD colour data sets and profiles including digital printing.

It is recognized that there are cases of customer requirements, including non- standard papers,

processes including digital printing, papers, boards and other substrates, inks, etc. may require the use

of printing conditions and ICC profiles which are not covered within THE REFERENCED STANDARD

colour quality standards.

A customised printing condition is defined as: A printing condition that uses a combination of substrates,

inks and printing methods that are not referenced by current THE REFERENCED STANDARD standard

printing conditions.

In this case, any printing company can be certified to these customised printing conditions by

demonstrating that the same controls, systems, policies and measurement tolerances required by this

scheme and the associated ISO standards are adhered to, where it is demonstrated that it is possible

and appropriate to do so. Any proposed certification for a customised printing condition, and relevant

aim values, shall be agreed by the printer seeking certification in advance with the certifying body for

this certification scheme.
4.3 Additional requirements
In addition to the requirements of 5.1, the organization shall:

a) maintain records needed to provide evidence that individual printed products meet the referenced

ISO colour quality standard requirements;

b) where appropriate, ensure adequate control over outsourced printing processes through

identification and use of suppliers with valid certification through this scheme, when printing

products intended to be compliant with the requirements of this scheme and THE REFERENCED

STANDARD;

c) determine if the customer requires a product to be printed in accordance with a specific ISO

standard and that the organization is capable of producing a complaint product (e.g. the printed

matter) according to this standard. Where product requirements are such that the organization

cannot meet the requirements of THE REFERENCED STANDARD, this shall be communicated and

explained to the customer prior to order acceptance;

d) determine and implement effective methods for communicating with customers and suppliers in

relation to:

— acceptability of artwork and/or proofs supplied (for example by providing artwork guides and

references to referenced standards), and

— printed product being in accordance claims on delivery notes, invoices and other customer

related documentation.
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e) ensure that only authorized and competent personnel have access to systems and files, and that

only authorized users are able to access and manipulate data files. All changes to data files should

be documented and fully attributed to those making the changes;

f) ensure the provision and maintenance of necessary and appropriate controlled lighting conditions,

and access to and use of appropriate colour measuring equipment and software.
4.4 Print(s) being in accordance and certification claims
4.4.1 Claims of conformity

Where the printed matter is claimed to be in accordance with THE REFERENCED STANDARD as defined

by this scheme, the organization can make a claim to the customer, and if so, then shall use only the

following wording:

“this print is in compliance (accredited certification: certification body name;

certificate number)”*

The wording shall be legible and shall be used on invoices, delivery notes, quotations, and other customer

related documentation, and will distinguish between compliant products and others identified on the

documentation.

*in this example the language is English, but this can of course be in the local language.

4.4.2 Certification marks

The organization may make use of the relevant marks and logos supplied by the certification body as

proof of being certified, but only in the way specified by that body.
Claims regarding certification shall only be made in terms that state that:

— the certified organization is capable of consistently printing to meet the requirements of THE

REFERENCED STANDARD (s).

— the certified organization operates a colour quality and production management system, to ensure

that, where required, products are compliant with THE REFERENCED STANDARD(s).
4.5 Outsourced printing

For organisations which outsource the printing of a product(s) and intend to claim that the print(s) are

in accordance, there shall be assurance of that printed matter being in accordance. The organization

shall ensure that:

— a procedure for ensuring the accurate identification of the validity of the certification of the

outsourced supplier is documented and implemented;

— the organization providing the printed product has a valid, accredited and current certification to

THE REFERENCED STANDARD under this scheme and for the relevant printing process at the time

of production;

— records are kept of the validation of the certification of the relevant outsourced suppliers;

— other relevant scheme requirements are met.
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4.6 Colour quality policy

The colour quality policy represents the quality policy as far as the colour quality system is concerned.

Senior management shall ensure that the colour quality policy covers, where applicable:

— the ISO standards, and methods of production, within the scope of the certification and the method

of demonstrating to be in accordance;

— the development and maintenance of the competence of all personnel within the scope of the colour

quality and production management system;

— the provision of the necessary infrastructure and equipment necessary for the production of

compliant products and the review of the capabilities of such infrastructure and equipment in the

light of technological and other changes;

— the method for external publication of the Colour quality policy to interested parties.

4.7 Colour champion

The organization shall ensure that there is a colour champion, or equivalent, who fulfils the role of

management representative in relation to the colour quality system, appointed with authority to

manage, monitor, evaluate and coordinate the colour quality and production management system.

The colour champion may also be the organization’s management representative, but shall have

responsibility and authority which includes:

— ensuring that processes needed for the colour quality system are established, implemented and

maintained,

— periodic reporting to senior management on the performance of the colour quality system and any

need for improvement or additional resources,

— ensuring the promotion of awareness of the requirements of THE REFERENCED STANDARD through

the organization

— ensuring that necessary training is provided and adequately resourced, keeping up to date with

technology and market developments which can have an impact upon the effectiveness or currency

of the organization’s methodologies to be in accordance;

— advising senior management of developments relevant to being in accordance, or to improving

working methods,

— maintaining contact with production and customer services (or equivalent) staff in order to monitor

customer relations, and

— making recommendations for customer communications to help customers improve the quality of

data files delivered for compliant production workflows.
4.8 Press and digital output device maintenance
The orga
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
kSIST ISO/FDIS 19301:2020
01-januar-2020

Grafična tehnologija - Smernice za oblikovanje (certifikacijskih) shem - Predloga

za vodenje barvne kakovosti
Graphic technology - Guidelines for schema writers - Template for colour quality
management
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: ISO/FDIS 19301:2019
ICS:
03.120.20 Certificiranje proizvodov in Product and company
podjetij. Ugotavljanje certification. Conformity
skladnosti assessment
37.100.01 Grafična tehnologija na Graphic technology in
splošno general
kSIST ISO/FDIS 19301:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO/FDIS
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STANDARD 19301
ISO/TC 130
Graphic technology — Guidelines for
Secretariat: SAC
schema writers — Template for colour
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below or ISO’s member body in the country of the requester.
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Requirements for organization ............................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Colour quality and production management system requirements ......................................................... 2

4.3 Additional requirements ................................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.4 Print(s) being in accordance and certification claims .......................................................................................... 4

4.4.1 Claims of conformity .................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.4.2 Certification marks ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

4.5 Outsourced printing ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.6 Colour quality policy .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.7 Colour champion ................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.8 Press and digital output device maintenance .............................................................................................................. 5

4.9 Purchasing .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.9.1 Purchasing of consumables .................................................................................................................................... 7

4.9.2 Selection and purchase of measuring equipment ............................................................................... 7

4.10 Identification and traceability ................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.1 Identification and records ....................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.2 Proof verification ............................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.10.3 Control of measuring equipment ....................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.4 Measuring equipment ................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.10.5 Maintenance activity .................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.10.6 Records of measuring equipment ..................................................................................................................... 8

4.10.7 Monitoring accuracy of equipment .................................................................................................................. 8

4.10.8 Fitness for purpose of computer software ................................................................................................ 8

4.11 Customer complaints ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.12 Internal audit ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

4.13 Monitoring and measurement of the product .............................................................................................................. 8

4.13.1 Evidence of product conformity ......................................................................................................................... 8

4.13.2 Dry back................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.14 Provision of infrastructure ........................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.15 Monitoring and measurement of process ........................................................................................................................ 9

4.16 Competence, training and awareness ................................................................................................................................. 9

4.16.1 Knowledge of ICC profiles ........................................................................................................................................ 9

4.16.2 Colour champion ...................................................................... ........................................................................................ 9

5 Demonstration of product conformity .......................................................................................................................................10

5.1 Certification body product test ..............................................................................................................................................10

5.2 Product conformity in day-to-day production ..........................................................................................................10

5.3 Declaration of product conformity method ................................................................................................................10

5.4 Sampling requirements: day-to-day production.....................................................................................................11

5.4.1 Defining the sampling regime ...........................................................................................................................11

5.4.2 Sampling...............................................................................................................................................................................11

5.4.3 Reporting .............................................................................................................................................................................11

5.4.4 Test print ...................................................................... ........................................................................................................12

6 Certification requirements .....................................................................................................................................................................13

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.2 Accreditations .......................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.3 Certification body competences ............................................................................................................................................13

6.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................13

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6.3.2 Auditor competence ...................................................................................................................................................13

6.3.3 Technical expert competence ............................................................................................................................13

6.3.4 Reviewer competence ..............................................................................................................................................13

6.4 Audit time and frequency ...........................................................................................................................................................14

6.5 Audit product test ..............................................................................................................................................................................14

6.5.1 Suitable test form .........................................................................................................................................................14

6.5.2 Certification body’s auditor .................................................................................................................................14

6.5.3 Retention of the test samples .............................................................................................................................14

6.5.4 Conformity with the THE REFERENCED STANDARD ...................................................................14

6.5.5 Requirements of the sample ...............................................................................................................................14

6.6 Requirements for the provision of information to customers ....................................................................15

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................16

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following

URL: www .iso .org/ iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 130, Graphic technology.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html.
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Introduction

This document specifies requirements for certification schemes for certifying the production of printed

products. Quality and repeatability are ensured by applying total quality control according to ISO 9001

as the overarching method, coupled with print specific ISO standards.

A certification can be centred around any ISO standard related to print production. It will therefore

use the term THE REFERENCED STANDARD as a pointer to the actual standard that is referenced in

the certification scheme. Digital presses that can match an output condition of THE REFERENCED

STANDARD are also intended to be included for certification.

While this scheme assumes familiarity and adoption of a quality management systems based on the

requirements of ISO 9001, it doesn’t intend to assess or audit an organization’s conformity to a complete

implementation of ISO 9001.

The use of this document should make it easier to compare certifications worldwide.

A scheme developed according to this document can be validated by accreditation organisations to

produce verifiable results.
In this document:
— “shall” indicates a requirement;
— “should” indicates a recommendation;
— “may” indicates a permission;
— “can” indicates a possibility or a capability.

Information marked “NOTE” is for guidance in understanding or clarifying the associated requirement.

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Graphic technology — Guidelines for schema writers —
Template for colour quality management
1 Scope

This document provides a framework that organisations can follow, and that can be used as the

structure for market or sector specific schemes. It is intended to be a process certification.

The goal of this document is to have comparable attestations or certifications worldwide.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 3664, Graphic technology and photography — Viewing conditions
ISO 12646, Graphic technology — Displays for colour proofing — Characteristics

ISO 13655, Graphic technology — Spectral measurement and colorimetric computation for graphic

arts images

ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment — Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity

assessment bodies

ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and

services
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1
product
final output (printed matter) supplied to the customer

Note 1 to entry: In the context of an attestation or certification this means that the emphasis is on a specific

compliant print production process, and not on the organisation as such.
3.2
colour quality and production management system

range of processes, including those of a quality management system, as outlined in this document, which

are required to consistently produce printed products compliant with ISO colour quality standards

3.3
accredited body
authoritative body that performs accreditation

Note 1 to entry: The authority of an accreditation body is generally derived from government.

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3.4
certification
third party attestation related to products, processes, systems, or persons
[SOURCE: ISO 1700:2004, 5.5]
4 Requirements for organization
4.1 General

To achieve and maintain certification, the organization shall be in accordance with the requirements of

this scheme.
4.2 Colour quality and production management system requirements

Requirements for the colour quality and production management system are as specified in ISO 9001,

but with a scope specified for the colour quality system.
The scope shall be defined according the following:

— Tone and colour reproduction to < THE REFERENCED STANDARD > : < PRODUCTION METHOD(s),

(as applicable); , (as applicable); < CUSTOMISED PRINTING CONDITION > , (as and if

applicable).

— Outsourced tone and colour reproduction to < THE REFERENCED STANDARD > : < PRODUCTION

METHOD(s) > , (as applicable); , (as applicable) < CUSTOMISED PRINTING CONDITION > ,

(as and if applicable).

Any change to the scope of the certification shall be agreed to by the certification body.

Site locations of the certified organization shall be defined within the scope. Site locations can only be

included if the colour quality system applies at a particular site to be included, and an audit product test

has been successfully conducted at that site.

Processes which can be included in the scope of the certification are the following:

— pre-press, proofing and PDF file submission to an agreed printing conditions;
— press* only, including plate calibration and TVI curves;
— proofing and press*, including plate calibration and TVI curves;
— pre-press, proofing and press*;
— outsourced printing in any of the above categories.

Organisations are deemed to provide pre­press services when some or all of the following activities are

undertaken by the organization itself.
— Process and correct and or colour manage clients╒ application files.
— Process, colour manage and/or retouch images.
— Pre-flight and correct and/or colour manage PDF or other file formats.
— Scan analogue colour originals, if required.

*A press for the purposes of this scheme is any conventional printing device or printing press covered

by THE REFERENCED STANDARD and digital printing devices outputting to THE REFERENCED

STANDARD conditions. For presses with other TVI, or no TVI, than assumed by this document, for

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example digital presses, adjustments to or simulation of the expected TVI in this document shall be

implemented to ensure that the tone levels are reproduced in the same way.
Compliant product claims

Certified organisations shall only make compliant claims relating to specific printed products, via

invoices and delivery notes, and other product specific documents, to customers, where it is documented

that those products meet the requirements of the certification scheme, and when the organization has

an existing valid accredited certification under this scheme at the time of production.

Organisations shall not claim to be in accordance to THE REFERENCED STANDARD, other than in

relation to a specific printed product.
Customised printing

Customised printing conditions involving the use of non­THE REFERENCED STANDARD or amended

THE REFERENCED STANDARD colour data sets and profiles including digital printing.

It is recognized that there are cases of customer requirements, including non- standard papers,

processes including digital printing, papers, boards and other substrates, inks, etc. may require the use

of printing conditions and ICC profiles which are not covered within THE REFERENCED STANDARD

colour quality standards.

A customised printing condition is defined as: A printing condition that uses a combination of substrates,

inks and printing methods that are not referenced by current THE REFERENCED STANDARD standard

printing conditions.

In this case, any printing company can be certified to these customised printing conditions by

demonstrating that the same controls, systems, policies and measurement tolerances required by this

scheme and the associated ISO standards are adhered to, where it is demonstrated that it is possible

and appropriate to do so. Any proposed certification for a customised printing condition, and relevant

aim values, shall be agreed by the printer seeking certification in advance with the certifying body for

this certification scheme.
4.3 Additional requirements
In addition to the requirements of 5.1, the organization shall:

a) maintain records needed to provide evidence that individual printed products meet the referenced

ISO colour quality standard requirements;

b) where appropriate, ensure adequate control over outsourced printing processes through

identification and use of suppliers with valid certification through this scheme, when printing

products intended to be compliant with the requirements of this scheme and THE REFERENCED

STANDARD;

c) determine if the customer requires a product to be printed in accordance with a specific ISO

standard and that the organization is capable of producing a complaint product (eg the printed

matter) according to this standard. Where product requirements are such that the organization

cannot meet the requirements of THE REFERENCED STANDARD, this shall be communicated and

explained to the customer prior to order acceptance;

d) determine and implement effective methods for communicating with customers and suppliers in

relation to:

— acceptability of artwork and/or proofs supplied (for example by providing artwork guides and

references to referenced standards), and

— printed product being in accordance claims on delivery notes, invoices and other customer

related documentation.
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e) ensure that only authorized and competent personnel have access to systems and files, and that

only authorized users are able to access and manipulate data files. All changes to data files should

be documented and fully attributed to those making the changes;

f) ensure the provision and maintenance of necessary and appropriate controlled lighting conditions,

and access to and use of appropriate colour measuring equipment and software.
4.4 Print(s) being in accordance and certification claims
4.4.1 Claims of conformity

Where the printed matter is claimed to be in accordance with THE REFERENCED STANDARD as defined

by this scheme, the organization can make a claim to the customer, and if so, then shall use only the

following wording:

“this print is in compliance (accredited certification: certification body name;

certificate number)”*

The wording shall be legible and shall be used on invoices, delivery notes, quotations, and other customer

related documentation, and will distinguish between compliant products and others identified on the

documentation.

*in this example the language is English, but this can of course be in the local language.

4.4.2 Certification marks

The organization may make use of the relevant marks and logos supplied by the certification body as

proof of being certified, but only in the way specified by that body.
Claims regarding certification shall only be made in terms that state that:

— the certified organization is capable of consistently printing to meet the requirements of THE

REFERENCED STANDARD (s).

— the certified organization operates a colour quality and production management system, to ensure

that, where required, products are compliant with THE REFERENCED STANDARD(s).
4.5 Outsourced printing

For organisations which outsource the printing of a product(s) and intend to claim that the print(s) are

in accordance, there shall be assurance of that printed matter being in accordance. The organization

shall ensure that:

— a procedure for ensuring the accurate identification of the validity of the certification of the

outsourced supplier is documented and implemented;

— the organization providing the printed product has a valid, accredited and current certification to

THE REFERENCED STANDARD under this scheme and for the relevant printing process at the time

of production;

— records are kept of the validation of the certification of the relevant outsourced suppliers;

— other relevant scheme requirements are met.
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4.6 Colour quality policy

The colour quality policy represents the quality policy as far as the colour quality system is concerned.

Senior management shall ensure that the colour quality policy covers, where applicable:

— the ISO standards, and methods of production, within the scope of the certification and the method

of demonstrating to be in accordance;

— the development and maintenance of the competence of all personnel within the scope of the colour

quality and production management system;

— the provision of the necessary infrastructure and equipment necessary for the production of

compliant products and the review of the capabilities of such infrastructure and equipment in the

light of technological and
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