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Reach for the Stars !

Reach for the Stars !

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After the evaluation of the results of the International Color Quality Club 2020–2022 (ICQC) competition for newspapers and magazines, eligible new members are joining the WAN-IFRA Star Club of elite printers.

The Star Club has been inaugurated at IFRA exhibition in Hamburg in 2010. Membership is presented to a printing company in recognition of outstanding printing quality if it achieves five 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 for each successful ICQC participation in a competition year, independent of the number of successful entries. Two Stars are awarded for the successful WAN-IFRA certification of a printing plant. Certification is valid for two years, after which it can be renewed.

Ingi olafsson, WAN-IFRA’s Director said: “The successful participation in the International Color Quality Club is already a great achievement. But to successfully prove consistently high print quality over many years is what distinguishes those printers who provide their customers with only the best print products. We welcome the new Star Club members!”

This year 09 new members are joining the Star Club “Hall of fame, which now counts 61 members in total. New members come from Finland, Germany,  India,  and UAE. Also a new premium club category called "MILLENNIUM STARS" are added for the unique publication of a printing plant who achieved 10+ stars in their life time. Below are the new "Millennium star club" holders of life time.

Company Publication City Country
Aschendorff Druckzentrum GmbH & Co. KG Westfälische Nachrichten Münster Germany
Masar Printing and Publishing Al Bayan Dubai United Arab Emirates
Delo d.o.o. Delo Ljubljana Slovenia
St. Galler Tagblatt AG St. Galler Tagblatt  Druckzentrum Winkeln Switzerland
SDZ Druck und Medien GmbH & Co. KG Schwäbische Post Crailsheim Germany


Below are the new star club members of 2020. New Star Club members will be honoured during the virtual event of World printers forum conference planned in october 2020. WAN-IFRA  congratulates all the new member for their memorable achievements.

Company Publiication City Country
Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd The Times of India, Bangalore Bangalore India
Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd The Times of India, Mumbai Kandivali, Mumbai India
Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd The Times of India, SAHIBABAD Sahibabad Gazhiyabad India
Botnia print oy Keskipohjanmaa Kokkola Finland
Jagran Prakashan Ltd Dainik Jagran Noida India
Pressehaus Stuttgart Druck GmbH Stuttgarter Zeitung Stuttgart Germany
The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd. Prajavani Bangalore India
United Printing & Publishing The National Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
United Printing & Publishing Al Ittihad Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates


For more information contact WAN-IFRA’s ICQC Project Manager, Prabhu Natrajan, at



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