A listing of technical reports that provide guidance in the following areas:
- Colorimetric characterization data
- Tone reproduction and near-neutral gray-scale aims
- Evaluation of conformance
- Characterization data for printing on newsprint, and proofing on web offset on various coated papers
CGATS TR 001 (Available for purchase)
A Technical Report providing public access to and reference for colorimetric characterization data describing offset lithography printing.
A Technical Report providing public access to and a reference source for colorimetric characterization data describing printing on newsprint.
A Technical Report providing color characterization data for proofing and sheet or web offset printing on U.S. Grade 3 coated publication paper.
A Technical Report providing color characterization data for proofing and sheet or web offset printing on U.S. Grade 5 coated publication paper.
A Technical Report providing color characterization data for proofing and for sheet-fed printing on U.S. Grade 1 coated papers.
CGATS TR 011 (Available for purchase)
This Technical Report describes a model, or reference, workflow for the packaging development process from the identification of a project through preparation of an approved production file. It defines the total set of information that needs to be addressed in a workflow, yet allows for variations based on individual needs. Intended for use as a reference in the creation of workflow procedures for specific organizations or products.
CGATS TR 012 (Available for purchase)
This Technical Report outlines the steps necessary to understand and objectively define the color and tone reproduction capabilities (and limitations) of a printing process. These steps include optimization, fingerprinting, process control, and characterization, which provide the information required in the package development workflow. This report also suggests steps that may be taken to control the printing processes to achieve consistent and predictable color.
A Technical Report that defines a methodology for establishing individual printing tone reproduction and near-neutral gray-scale aims, and families thereof, based on a shared near-neutral gray-scale definition.
A Technical Report that defines a process that can be used in evaluating the conformance of printed material to a set of reference color characterization data, which are used as the intended printing aim.