Newspaper standard

Ads with correct colour profile for a quality colour reproduction!

As of 1 February 2008, Medibel+ joins the international ISO12647-3 standard "ISOnewspaper26v4" for newspapers as to guarantee you an optimal printed result of your advertisements in Belgian newspapers.

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The colour profile, for the conversion of RGB to CMYK - used in Photoshop - determines the colour of the printed ads!

Medibel+ - i.e. every publisher in Belgium - asks to use the following colour profiles:

Since the use of the correct colour profile is very important for the print quality, Medibel+ asks to include the used profile in the file name of the ad:
Newspaper standard
File name Image conversion profile Download profile
Filenaam_INP.pdf ISOnewspaper26v4.icc

Alternative

It is also possible to supply your advertisement already bearing the ISOcoated_v2_300_eci profile.

Since the use of the correct colour profile is very important for the print quality, Medibel+ asks to include the used profile in the file name of the ad:

Alternatief - Newspaper standard
File name Image conversion profile Download profile
Filenaam_IC.pdf ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc

Be careful when transmitting a colourfast proof!

If you wish to forward ads created with this alternative colour profile (ISOcoated_v2_300_eci), the contract proof still has to be made using the ISOnewspaper26v4 profile. This means that you have to take care of the file conversion from ISOcoated_v2_300_eci to ISOnewspaper26v4 using the appropriate conversion software (GMG Colorserver - Alwan CMYK Optimizer - Callas PDF Color2Convert).

Stub

There is also a possibility to check whether the created colour proof meets the ISOnewspaper26v4 (IFRA26) proof demands by applying an Ugra/Fogra stub and to compare it afterwards to a test file. 

The test files can be downloaded here:
- Media Wedge v2.0
- Media Wedge v3.0