On June 27-29, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 twenty-ninth plenary and working group meetings and the forum on standardization of SC28 in the field of information equipment were successfully opened in Zhuhai. The conference was sponsored by the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China and organised by the China National Institute of Electronics Standardization, the Zhuhai Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co., Ltd. and the Zhuhai Quality Supervision Bureau.
Over a hundred Chinese and foreign industry experts from China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Korea and the United States, including Deputy Director of SAC/TC28/SC28, Group Leader of Consumable WG Mr. Zhang Xiping (Print-Rite) as well as the Secretary of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC28 Ms. Etsuko Sawada, Print-Rite CEO Mr. Arnald Ho and many more — were in attendance to host and conduct in-depth discussions around the theme of office equipment development.
In order to adapt to the changing nature of market needs for office equipment and related technologies with increasing usage of 3D technology in the office environments, the committee released the China’s first “3D Printing Standardization White Paper” in the forum. The “3D Printing Standardization White Paper” is jointly written by China National Institute of Electronics Standardization, South China University of Technology and Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd. of Zhuhai etc.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Office equipment
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Office equipment is a standardization subcommittee of the Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The committee was established in 1989 to promote the image quality assessment for commercial printing and the print permanence and durability on printer and copier even 3D printing.
To standardize, not to be standardized
Print-Rite, one the world’s reputed largest printing consumable manufacturer, is devoted to providing excellent printing solution and application services for global customers. Founded in 1981, Print-Rite is now operating more than 20 companies including one of the world’s largest printing consumable production plant Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd. of Zhuhai, Asia’s largest ink production enterprise Zhuhai Print-Rite New Materials Corporation Limited (PMZ) and China’s largest toner production base ICMI.
Print-Rite is committed to invest in research and development to enable new innovative product design and build its own IP. For 15 consecutive years, Print-Rite is the one and the only Chinese enterprise that participated in the establishment of ISO standard of printing consumable industry more than 50 times and let the voice of China’s printing consumable industry be heard by the world. As of February 2018, Print-Rite takes pride in the registration of over 2,700 patents worldwide for innovation related to printing consumables and 3D technologies by its subsidiary companies, made possible via their substantial investment in R&D.
At present, Print-Rite is expanding investment in 3D research & development and actively promoting the 3D Printing Innovation Hub to get more involved into the Made in China 2025 strategy. The hub is jointly established by Zhuhai Free Trade Zone Administration Committee and Print-Rite, which aims at encouraging and giving access to start-ups and companies accelerate the adoption of 3D printing technology into their businesses. The hub facility will be geared to the needs of local and international industries to provide such 3D services as innovation project incubation, professional training and technical consultant for small and medium-sized enterprises.