ECI - European Color Initiative
ERA looks after the Gravure Working Group of the European Color Initiative. The Gravure Working Group was founded in autumn 2000 and is chaired by Bernhard Schmidt of Maul Belser Tiefdruck. The aim of the working group is "to develop, define and maintain proof standards for the publication gravure process". The results will be made available for use in the equivalent ISO Standards, or are already based on existing standards. The description of the colour gamuts and development of the colour management standards are based on ICC colour management technology and on proof systems that are widely used in the gravure industry. A Swedish furniture house described this in the following way: "A European initiative to develop colour management standards that make the printing world a smaller place..." - (The 2003 IKEA Printing Award)

Further details and downloads are available from the ECI website www.eci.org