ISO9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. The aim of ISO9001 is to give improved product, process and service quality within an organisation and can lead to increased productivity with a reduction in waste through streamlining of current working practices. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies, and prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met. ISO9001 is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world.
Pinstripe has been assessed an approved for ISO9001 by CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Ltd., a leading international certification body. By implementing ISO9001, Pinstripe has demonstrated its commitment to quality, customers and a willingness to work towards improving efficiencies. ISO9001 demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit, as undertaken by CQS.
Pinstripe is constantly striving to ensure that its quality management processes and systems are the best in place, and works to ensure that it adheres to maintain and improve where possible its working practices. By undertaking these processes, along with regular audits, Pinstripe in ensuring that its customers are receiving the best management processes possible, at no additional charge.
Pinstripe attained the BPIF ISO12647-2 colour management scheme certification in January 2014. This UKAS accredited certification, establishes a UK first for Pinstripe, in becoming the first B2 printer in the UK to achieve this vitally important colour standard.
Developed by the BPIF, the ISO12647-2 colour management scheme is the only scheme where certification is accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Hence, it is the only scheme, which gives a totally independent certification and is completely separate from any manufacturer.
The scheme is a certification with full global recognition that requires printers to operate a colour quality management system, which is independently audited by a third party specialist auditing body. To attain certification, Pinstripe had to pass an independent and third party audit of both the management system and a test product, and do so annually.
The BPIF ISO12647-2 colour quality management certification scheme is the standard upon which most serious printing specifications are based.