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by Kevin | Friday 07, 2012

Commercial printing, packaging, sheetfed offset: if any of these sound familiar, you want to use GRACoL. GRACoL is a color reproduction spec for sheetfed offset lithography, which uses a brighter Grade #1 paper (SWOP is Grade 3 or 5). ISO Coated v2 (also known as Fogra39) is very similar to GRACoL, but intended for the international printing market. For example, packaging that is being printed in China or European magazine publications should use ISO Coated v2.

Adobe ICC profile for GRACoL:

Coated GRACoL 2006 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Adobe ICC profile for ISO Coated V2:
Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004)