About the TC 130 & U.S. Technical Advisory Group

APTech is accredited by ANSI to administer the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 130 (ISO/TC130).

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 130 (Graphic Technology) develops standards in the field of printing and graphic technologies. ISO/TC 130 standards include but are not limited to those of terminology, evaluation of visual appearance and product quality, data exchange, process control, management, conformity assessment, impacts on the environments as well as requirements on and testing of the related materials, equipment and systems.

The United States is a participating (voting member) of ISO/TC 130. ANSI accredits U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (U.S. TAGs). The primary purpose of these groups is to develop and transmit, via ANSI, U.S. positions on activities and ballots of the ISO Technical Committees.


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
  • color management


Participation on USTAG working groups and at meetings is open to anyone having an interest.

For more information contact the APTech Standards Department.

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