International Color Consortium

The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.

The ICC encourages vendors to support the ICC profile format and the workflows required to use ICC profiles.

Fogra

The objective of Fogra is to promote print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research and development, and to enable the printing industry to utilize the results of this activity. To this end the association maintains its own institute, with about 55 staff members including engineers, chemists and physicists.

European Color Initiative (ECI)

The European Color Initiative (ECI) is a group of experts, working on device independent processing of color data in digital publication systems. ECI has been founded in June 1996 in Hamburg at the initiative of the publishing houses Bauer, Burda, Gruner+Jahr and Springer.

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization that has been a leader in information technology and publishing since 1966.
IDEAlliance advances core technology to develop standards and best practices to enhance efficiency and speed information across the end-to-end digital media supply chain - creation, production, management, and delivery of knowledge-based multimedia content - digitally and in print.

The 2012 DEER Poster Design to Print Series is intended to help print buyers and content creators work more effectively with their print providers by explaining the capabilities, limitations and best practices of commercial color printing.

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