The Customer to Quality Control Interoperability Conformance Specification (ICS) defines the exchange of quality control data from Customer to Print Provider, CusQC, using XJDF and optionally PrintTalk. It enables definition of quality targets from the Customer to a Print Provider as well as the transport of quality control measurement summaries from the Print Provider to the Customer.
This ICS is part of a series of ICS documents that define the exchange of quality control data from Customer to Print Provider, CusQC, or MIS to device, MisQC, using XJDF. The ICS documents of the series are designed to enable end-to-end communication of quality targets and results from a conforming measurement device to the Customer at the level of detail that is appropriate for each interface. This encompasses both the definition of quality control requirements for the Worker as well as the reporting of quality control data by the Worker.
The major difference between the CusQC and MisQC ICS is that CusQC assumes that the data have been summarized for a Customer quality report whereas the MisQC ICS provides an interface for immediate data from quality control measurement devices to an MIS or print production system. This ICS provides information about the details of the XJDF data for quality control. Dynamic modification of quality control requirements by the Manager is out of scope of this ICS.
This ICS requires the use of at least XJDF version 2.1.
This initial version limits the scope to defining print quality inspection and color quality control of printed sheets and reels. This ICS has no additional normative ICS dependencies.