Standards mean Business – to your company and its bottom line! The U.S Department of Commerce estimates that Standards and Conformity Assessment impact 80% of global commodity trade. For more than a century, voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment activities have been coalescing markets and saving money for organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Organizations who participate in standards development have a competitive advantage. They gain insider knowledge, have first access to information and can exert influence on technical content that may affect their business. Standards make cross-border interoperability possible, ensuring that products manufactured in one country can be sold and used in another. 

The future of printing is being driven by the work of ISO/TC130. Here is a list of standards that were recently published by TC130.

These standards may be purchased from APTech where members receive a 10% discount.

ISO 7010:2019/Amendment 3:2021

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs — Registered safety

Non-Member $20 Member $18

ISO 14298:2021 International Standard

Graphic technology — Management of security printing processes

Non-Member  $149 Member $134.10

ISO 12647-9:2021 International Standard

Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints—
Part 9: Metal decoration printing processes using offset lithography

Non-Member  $111.00 Member $100.00

ISO 12635:2021  International Standard

Graphic technology — Plates for offset printing — Dimensions

Non-Member  $73.00 Member $65.70

ISO 12647-8:2021   International Standard                             

Graphic technology — Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints —
Part 8: Validation print processes working directly from digital data

Non-Member  $149.00 Member $134.10

ISO 2836:2021  International Standard

Graphic technology — Prints and printing inks — Assessment of resistance of prints to various agents

Non-Member  $73.00 Member $65.70

ISO 22934:2021   International Standard

Graphic technology — Communication of offset ink properties

Non-Member  $48.00   Member $43.20

IEC 61496-2 International Standard

Safety of machinery – Electro-sensitive protective equipment –
Part 2: Particular requirements for equipment using active opto-electronic
protective devices (AOPDs)

Non-Member  $310 Member $279.00

IEC 60947-6-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2021  International Standard

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear –
Part 6-1: Multiple function equipment – Transfer switching equipment

Non-Member  $392   Member $352.80

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