For print buyers, prepress and printers the categorization of papers to fit a standard characterization-data for separation and proofing. In an ideal world, the paper for production is specified before the prepress makes printready data and proofs. The sullier of the paper delivers informations which standard characterization-data or standard ICC-profile matches the choosed paper.
Especially in heatset and gravure printing, the technical specialists of the paper suppliers are delivering such informations if they are asked. Some paper supplier are even offering such informations through their marketing department like e.g. Stora Enso with the press selection fan.
The paperdam group bundles the knowledge of leading paper manufacturers for a better link between paper manufacurers and the ISO committees concerning automated print production. Paper categorization his here a central topic.