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GRACoL: General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography

In 1966 a graphics arts task force was formed by the Graphic Communications Association (GCA) to develop a document containing general guidelines and recommendations that could be used as a reference source across the industry for quality color printing, focused on sheetfed offset printing. The GRACoL Committee developed the printing guidelines that have since become de facto standards on many pressrooms.

Today, GRACoL is an Idealliance committee. The mission of GRACoL is to improve communications and education in the graphic arts by maintaining the accuracy and the relevance of the GRACoL document in reporting the influence and impact of new technologies in the workflow of commercial offset lithography.

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As the latest version of the GRACoL Guidelines was authored, a brief introduction to the new specification and a comparison to past versions was prepared by the authors. This resource was intended to help those making the transition from earlier versions of GRACoL.

?  GRACoL and SWOP Version 13
?  Introduction to GRACoL 2013

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