Accreditation is a formal recognition by an accrediting body that an organisation is competent to build a quality management system for manufacturing. The purpose of accreditation is to assure service and products quality. In order to pick the qualified accredited toner supplier, here are some accreditations that are used in the toner industry you should know:
ISO9001: The international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO14001: Specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001 is intended for use by an organisation seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
IECQ QC 080000: The IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system is based on the international quality management system ISO 9001. It covers the key requirements of the various environmental protection directives such as the Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
The IECQ QC 080000 system seeks to minimize or eliminate the production of the hazardous substances to demonstrate to your customers, employees and shareholders that your organisation is committed to ensuring the sustainability of the environment. The system is structured to complement any existing management systems in place such as ISO 9001.
ISO 19752: ISO 19752 is limited to evaluation of toner cartridge yield for toner containing cartridges (i.e. all-in-one toner cartridges and toner cartridges without a photoconductor) for monochrome electrophotographic printers. ISO 19752 can also be applied to the printer component of any multifunctional device that has a digital input-printing path (i.e. multi-function devices that contain printer components).
ISO 19752 is only intended for the measurement of toner cartridge yield. No other claims can be made from this testing regarding quality, reliability etc.
ISO 19798: ISO 19798 defines a method for testing and calculation of average yield measured in the number of standard pages for a color toner cartridge and specific printer printing in a semi-continuous mode under a defined set of conditions. It uses the test page suite defined in ISO 24712. ISO 19798 can also be applied to the printer component of any multifunctional device that has a digital input-printing path (i.e. multi-function devices that contain printer components).
ISO 19798 is only intended for the measurement of color toner cartridge yield. No other claims can be made from this testing regarding quality, reliability, etc
STMC: STMC stands for the Standardized Test Methods Committee. This global committee formed to find and promote standardized test methods for the printer cartridge industry. The test methods are used to evaluate toner printer cartridge performance. Standardized test methods make it possible to evaluate a cartridge anywhere and come up with the same test results no matter who tests it. Standardized tests do not specify how a cartridge must perform; they only measure it.
REACH: REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
RoHS: The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2011/65/EU) aims to prevent hazardous substances from entering the production process and thereby keep them out of the waste stream.
The above accreditations are the main ones to look for when purchasing toner cartridges. This is proof that the manufacturer is producing high quality products using ethical methods, therefore demonstrating their dedication to quality control and reducing impact on the environment.
Print-Rite production from components to finished products, are produced in modernized and well-equipped plants accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IECQ HSPM QC 080000 standards. Print-Rite also takes pride in the registration of over 2,800 patents worldwide via substantial investment in R&D.