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International Organization for Printing Business

Published Time:2016-04-04 Original Source:Printing Organization
International Organization for Printing Business
International Organization for Standardization 
Acronym:  ISO 
Introduction: ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. ISO is a non-governmental organization: its members are not, as is the case in the United Nations system, delegations of national governments. Nevertheless, ISO occupies a special position between the public and private sectors. This is because, on the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations. Therefore, ISO is able to act as a bridging organization in which a consensus can be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society, such as the needs of stakeholder groups like consumers and users. 
American National standards Institute 
Acronym: ANSI
Introduction: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 80 years. Founded in 1918 by five engineering societies and three government agencies, the Institute remains a private, nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations. Throughout its history, ANSI has maintained as its primary goal the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity. The Institute represents the interests of its nearly 1,000 company, organization, government agency, institutional and international members through its office in New York City, and its headquarters in Washington, D.C. 
National Resource for Global Standards 
Acronym: NSSN 
Introduction: NSSN is setting the pace worldwide in promulgating standards information to a broad constituency. Whether it's searching for a specific standard, tracking the status of a new development project, or identifying a contact person who can interpret a standard, NSSN serves as your one-stop information repository. Follow the links below to find out more about us, and how we can help you transform your business with the power of information! 
World Standards Services Network 
Acronym: WSSN 
Introduction: WSSN (World Standards Services Network) is a network of publicly accessible World Wide Web servers of standards organizations around the world. The objective of WSSN is to simplify access to international, regional and national standards information available through the Web. Insofar as possible, WSSN aims to: Link the Web sites of members of WSSN and beyond, through links provided on the sites of WSSN members, into a comprehensive global network through which users may navigate to identify and obtain the information they need about standards and related activities; Provide a harmonized environment for users to navigate through. 
The Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards 
Acronym: CGATS 
Introduction: CGATS was formed in 1987 following a year-long assessment of the need for an umbrella standards committee by the Image Technology Standards Board (ITSB) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and received ANSI accreditation in 1989. The goal of CGATS is to have the entire scope of printing, publishing and converting technologies represented in one national standardization and coordination effort, while respecting the established activities of existing accredited standards committees and industry standards developers. 
Specification for Web Offset Publication 
Acronym: SWOP 
Introduction: Over the last twenty-five years SWOP has become a major factor in the success of the Publication Printing Industry in the United States. This has been a result of a combination of attainable goals, dedicated people driving the process and an industry willing to improve itself. The resulting recommended specifications are for the use of all those involved in the production of publications - including the advertiser, publisher, printer, advertising agency and prepress service supplier. 
International Standards Organization Technical Committee 130 
Acronym: ISOTC130
Introduction: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 130 (Graphic Technology) develops standards for the graphic arts industry. 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 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, and color management. 
International Color Consortium 
Acronym: ICC 
Introduction: The International Color Consortium was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors for the purpose of creating, promoting and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The outcome of this co-operation was the development of the ICC profile specification. 
The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press & Postpress 
Acronym: CIP4  
Introduction: CIP4 is an international, worldwide operating standards body located in Switzerland. The purpose of the association is to encourage computer based integration of all processes that have to be considered in the graphic arts industry, in particular the specification of standards, such as the new Job Definition Format.