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Membership to the Star Club is awarded to a company in recognition of outstanding printing quality. Achieve 5 or more stars by participating successfully in the International Color Quality Club or by obtaining WAN-IFRA certification for standardised printing.

One Star is awarded to a printing plant for each successful ICQC participation per competition year, independent of the number of successful entries (newspaper titles).

Two Stars are awarded to a printing plant for a successful WAN-IFRA certification of a printing plant. A certification is valid for two years, after which it can be renewed.

Download the current list of Star Club members below.



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Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position. Read more ...

The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. Read more ...