[Scribus] Color swatches - Legal and technical issues

Branko Vukelic bg.branko
Wed Jan 31 22:37:00 CET 2007

I would like to add a note to my previous post on the open matching standard.

The Quality Control, which is a major issue, could be dealt with like this: 

The producers of compliant products would be required to submit a matching 
book to the organization governing the standard (let's just call it Standards 
Organization) in order to be considered for cetfication. The match between 
the inks and the book would be the sole responsibility of the producer, 
whereas the book itself could be certified by the organization. This is a two 
step process:

The Standard <match> Matching Book <match> Ink

The matching book will, therefore, be considered a sample of products in the 
same way PANTONE matching book is considered a sample of PANTONE colors. The 
book would have to be produced using two typical stocks (one coated and one 
uncoated) of paper prescribed by the organization.

Furthermore, the organization could have branches in different countries to 
simplify submission and reduce the costs of certification.

There is a caveat, though. The proces outlined above is meant to simplify the 
process of certification, rather than guarantee the consistency of products' 
quality. Therefore, the organization would be risking its reputation by 
possibly certifying a product that may become non-compliant the next day with 
no means of enforcing compliancy. But, then again, the same is happening to 
HACCP, so why worry, eh? :)

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