MIL-STD-3060 (W/CHANGE-1), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE: FOUNDATION GEOINT DIGITAL PRINT AND COLOR SEPARATION (14-FEB-2019)
MIL-STD-3060 (W/CHANGE-1), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE: FOUNDATION GEOINT DIGITAL PRINT AND COLOR SEPARATION (14-FEB-2019)., This standard defines the color separation requirement for print-ready georeferenced PDF print files (SPOT/CMYK/RGB) used in NGA’s Print on Demand (PoD) database in accordance the Joint Requirements Oversight Council Memorandum (JROCM) 154-13, “Hardcopy and Media Transition DOTmLPF-P Change Recommendation,” and the NGA-DLA Concept of Operations (CONOPS). This standard supersedes para. 5.7 "Printing Colors" of MIL-STD-2410 (DMA) Mapping, Charting, & Geodesy Reproduction and Printing, as well as the DoD, DMA, Standard Printing Color Catalog for Mapping, Charting, Geodetic Data and Related Products. Map and chart products printed in compliance with this standard will consistently meet lowlight (red, blue, green) and night vision readability requirements as articulated in the various DoD standards, technical manuals, and requirements documents. This approach allows users to obtain military specification maps and charts using print ready files pulled from the PoD directory by following the procedures in this document and using PoD-certified hardware/software and ink/paper combinations. The PoD process also reestablishes a common print standards between agencies, organizations, and nations from a final production perspective: the print ready georeferenced file (normally a high resolution raster spot georeferenced PDF, but can be CMYK, RGB, or vector PDF format). Data exchanges remain critical for the front end of the production process, but NGA, DLA, and co-producing partners have demonstrated time savings by using the PoD process. This document makes no effort to categorize all variables possible in the modern digital print environment, but articulates the standards and combinations within the NGA/DLA PoD environment. Additional hardware/software/print combinations are routinely added as they are brought online and certified.