There are many organisations with which the ECI continually coordinates its work, and to a certain extent, closely cooperates. The following is a list of addresses and related information for several ot these organisations. Association of Media-Production

Fachverband Medienproduktioner e.V. Waldbornstraße 50 56856 Zell/Mosel Tel. (0 65 42) 54 52 Fax (0 65 42) 54 22 Email Info

ICC International Color Consortium

The ICC's website can be found under:

In addition to the - older as well as the current - ICC specifications provided for free downloading, there are several interesting papers about the ICC and ICC based color mangament.

Bundesverband Druck und Medien

Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V. (bvdm) German Printing and Media Industries Federation (bvdm) Friedrichstraße 194-199 D-10117 Berlin Telefon +49 30 / 20 91 39-172 Telefax +49 30 / 20 91 39-113 E-Mail: Website:

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. Burggrafenstraße 6 D-10787 Berlin Telefon (+49 30) 26 01- 0 Internet:

ERA European Rotogravure Association

ERA European Rotogravure Association (E.R.A.) e.V. Tel +49 (89) 439 5051 Fax +49 (89) 439 4107 e-mail website

EWPA European Waterless Printing Association

European Waterless Printing Association c/o Ditec GmbH Oberbilker Allee 231a 40227 Düsseldorf Chairman: Detlef Braun


FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V.

The objective of FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Association is to undertake research into, to develop and to apply printing technology and to help the printing industry to use the results obtained. To this end the Association maintains its own institute, with a staff of 50 that includes engineers, chemists and physicists.

The estimated budget for 2000 is DM 9,25 million. 20 % of this, i. e. DM 1.83 million, is made up of membership fees. Of this sum, DM 392,000 are provided by the Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V. (German Printing Industries Federation).

Grants from the Federal German Government, the state of Bavaria, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and the Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V. account for another 40%, with the principal share, 34% coming from the Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (Federal Economics Ministry).

37 % of the revenues are generated from other FOGRA activities. These consist of technical reports, contract research, the sale of quality control devices, vocational training, and a literature database. The remaining 5 % are made up of donations and other receipts. The donations are usually donations in kind, that is to say they are equipment or printing papers for research purposes.

FOGRA has over 600 members. About half of them are printing businesses operating in fields ranging from prepress through to bookbinding, while the other half are suppliers. 20 % of the members are based outside Germany.

The ten Technical Committees, responsible for various specialist topics, are a central part of FOGRA. In these committees, specialists from printing businesses, and FOGRA staff, define industry problems which are to be studied. The progress and results of work are also discussed at the Committee meetings. Thus the Committees fulfil a creative and a monitoring function. At the same time they characterise the work style of an institute which has come a long way from the ivory tower of scholarship to meet the needs of the printing industry.

FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. Streitfeldstrasse 19, 81673 München Tel.: 089/43182-0 Fax 089/431/82-100 e-mail: internet: Ansprechpartner: Herr Dolezalek, Herr Kraushaar


GWA Friedensstraße 11 603111 Frankfurt am Main Tel.: 069/2560 08-0 Fax 069/23 68 83 e-mail: internet: Contac: Herr Bitz, Frau Adam


ISO Central Secretariat address:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 1, rue de Varembé Case postale 56 CH-1211 Genève 20 Switzerland

Telephone: + 41 22 749 01 11 Telefax: + 41 22 733 34 30 E-mail: Internet:

ISO/IEC Information Centre Telefax: + 41 22 749 01 55 E-mail:

Sales Department Telefax: + 41 22 749 09 47 E-mail:

Press enquiries Telefax: + 41 22 733 34 30 E-mail:


Swiss Center of Competence for Media and Printing Technology

Ugra is developing and selling tools for process control.

In Ugra`s laboratories, which are audited according to ISO 17025, Examinations, Certifications, Project Contracts and Expert's Assessments on printing materials and processes are conducted.

Ugra organizes Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.

Ugra Lerchenfeldstrasse 5 CH-9014 St. Gallen Schweiz Email: Internet:


ZMG Zeitungs Marketing Gesellschaft mbH&Co KG Marketing organisation of the German newspaper publishers

ZMG Zeitungs Marketing Gesellschaft mbH&Co KG Schmidtstraße 53 60326 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. 069/ 97 38 22 - 0 Fax. 069/ 97 38 22 - 51