APTech provides leadership in developing national and international standards for the printing industry.
Standards in the printing, publishing and converting industry provide uniform, defined procedures and tools, which help users produce quality products that are safe for their customers faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively.
The Association for Print Technologies (APTech℠) provides leadership in developing national and international standards for the printing industry; including:
- Safety standards for printing, publishing and converting equipment
- Technical standards for data exchange, process control, metrology, packaging, etc.
This work is open to anyone having an interest. We especially invite the involvement of the user community.
APTech serves as secretariat to the following American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards committees:
Develops U.S. technical standards with the goal of having the entire scope of printing, publishing and converting technologies represented in one national standardization and coordination effort.
Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization’s Technical Committee 130, Graphic Technology. The US TAG consists of experts from the industry who provide guidance to ANSI on the development of the U.S. position on international standards relating to the graphic arts.
APTech also serves as secretariat to the International Color Consortium, an organization devoted to the promotion of the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.