Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Laser cartridges now meet ISO 9001 standards!

Imaging Solutions is proud to announce its newest improvement in quality on laser cartridges is compliance with the ISO 90001 standards.

The laser remanufacturing industry has evolved from ‘drill and fill’ through a number of quality evolutions to ISO 90001.


International Standards Organization

The ISO 9000 series are of course the most well known and widely used of international standards. However, the original quality management standard was actually BS 5750, which was published by BSI in 1979. The ISO 9000 series first emerged in 1989 and was based upon this. It has been revised and updated (by a revisions committee TC 176) approximately every five years since then (1995, 2000 and 2005). The actual family of ISO 9000 standards is quite large, but the major documents are as follows:

• ISO 9000: Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary

• ISO 9001: Quality management systems – Requirements

ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization
§ needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

§ aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

ISO 9001 CertificationThe most well known of this series is ISO 90001. It is this part against wish third party certification is available. The major content sections of this standard are as follows:

• Section 4: General Requirements

• Section 5: Management Responsibility

• Section 6: Resource Management

• Section 7: Product Realization

• Section 8: Measurement, analysis and improvement

Thursday, June 4, 2009

HP’s newest monochrome ink tank Cartridge Series: The 940’s

HP is replacing the #88 monochrome ink tank with the #940.
First HP models: Officejet Pro: 8000, 8500

As HP did with the 88 cartridge series the 940 is made in both a standard and XL capacity. And as with the 88 the standard capacity is supplied with the printer so you will run out and buy ink sooner because that is where the profit is.The black 940 sells for $25.99 for 1000 page nominal capacity or 2.6 cents per page. The black 940XL sells for $35.99 for 2200 pages or 1.6 cents per page.

The 940 colors sell for $19.99 for 900 pages which rates at 2.2 cents per page. The color 940XL’s sell for $25.99 for 1400 pages or 1.8 cents per page. As has always been the case whit HP, the extended life cartridges are a better value than the standard.

The black 88XL sells for $40.99 and is rated for $2350 pages or 1.74 cents per page vs the 1.6 cents per page for the 940 XL a !0% better value.The color 88XL’s sell for $26.99 for 1210 pages or 2.2 cents per page 22% higher than the #88s. This is a mixed bag indeed.

All of the above calculations comply with the industry standard of 5% per page coverage which is deceptively low. The average color sheet has 20% coverage.

One more disadvantage to the #940 ink is that HP rates it a not being smudge resistant, water resistant or acid free where the #88 is rated positively in all three categories.

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