Glossary of terms

Technical terms simply explained

quality qualité totality of characteristics and characteristic values of a unit with regard to its aptitude to meet defined and predicted requirements. In the sense of color communication, the highest quality standard is the required degree of color rendering, which is guaranteed by standards, tolerance agreements and quality assurance as well as objective color technologies such as ICC color management.

quality assurance assurance de la qualité approaches and measures to guarantee predetermined quality requirements: quality management (sequences which are organized and monitored on a company’s own initiative and which are often communicated by certificates for the standards complied with or by the measure itself, for advertising purposes), quality control (measuring method using suitable means of measuring and control) and, of growing importance, quality monitoring (real-time and long-term monitoring).