WAN-IFRA has released a new ICC colour profile for newspaper printing. It is based on the updated standard ISO 12647-3:2013 which features a reduced total ink coverage (220%) and maximum GCR. The profile WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc can be downloaded at www.wan-ifra.org. The name of the profile (formerly ISOnewspaper26v4.icc) had to be modifed since the abbreviation “ISO” is only permitted to be used for original documents and products released by the International Organization for Standardization. In addition a new WAN-IFRA report on “ISO 12647-3:2013, Quality Standard for Newspaper Production” was published.
Since this profile does not have substantial advantages, PDFX-ready does not recommend to switch to this profile. This avoids changing existing workflows in newspaper printing.