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ISO TC 130 & U.S. Technical Advisory Group



APTech serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) Administrator to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 130 - Graphic technology.

(USTAG) to ISO TC130

The USTAG to TC 130 consists of experts from the industry who provide guidance to The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on the development of the U.S. position on International Standards relating to the graphic arts.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 130 (Graphic Technology) develops standards for the graphic arts industry. The United States is a participating, or P-member, of ISO/TC 130. In order for the U.S. to participate in the ISO work, there must be an ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) for each ISO TC in which the U.S. has an interest. Those USTAGs provide the U.S. technical experts to the ISO committees, and formulate the U.S. position on the ISO TC matters, which is formally submitted by ANSI as the voting member body.


The USTAG maintains a list of experts in all areas of the graphic arts, including, but not limited to, technologies such as:

  • ink
  • process control
  • plates
  • blankets
  • digital data exchange
  • safety
  • color management


Participation on USTAG working groups and at meetings is open to anyone having an interest.

Download USTAG membership application

For more information contact the APTech Standards Department.