Preparation for Print
The Issue Contains:
* Russian Market News –
· The growth of cheap
low-quality cartridges sales continues;
· The alternative market has
grown to the point of 3.8 mln. of cartridges (more than 800.000 remanufactured
· The large buyers start
evaluating cartridge printing quality according to the LEM 2.01.19 method;
· The number of purchases via
closed tenders grows.
Russian REACH Starting
from June 01, 2021
· Russian RoHS and REACH are
· Russian RoHS is in force
since March 01, 2018;
· Russian REACH will come
into effect on June 01, 2021;
· What is allowed to be
imported and sold?
· What is to be done with
supplied toxic cartridges?
· Who has a right for disposal
of toxic cartridges?
* Cartridge Evaluation –
Best Russian and International Brands
· Brands – Winners of the
· Brands – Winners of the
Laser Cartridges Contest
* AQCMS – The Competence, Consulting, and Training
Centers Have Begun Their Work
· Within the framework of
AQCMS there are following Expert Councils:
on evaluating the products quality;
- on the issues of environmental safety;
- on the issues of informational security;
- on development of MPS-services;
- on the issues of remanufacturing industry
· Within the AQCMS structure
the following centers have begun their work:
* LEM – CF226X Cartridges Testing:
We Are Happy to Congratulate the Winners
We are glad to congratulate the winners and nominees
of the International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2nd Stage
“Evaluation of CB226X (yield=9000 À4 pages) printing quality:
- MSE, ProfiLine, HYB brands;
- Dataproducts, freecolor,
Turbon, G&G, Retech, Solnce, UniTon,
* BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 EXPO –
The Booking of Booths Continues
preparation for Office Equipment, Supplies and Parts International BUSINESS-INFORM
2020 Expo (Moscow,
VDNH, June 03-05, 2020) continues.
Details here: http://sforp.ru/BI2020/floormap.htm
PRINTING CONTEST continues:
Stage 3 – The
Evaluation of Remanufactured OEM Cartridge Printing Quality
17, 2020. - Moscow.
The 3rd Stage of the International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST has
begun. During this Stage the printing quality testing of remanufactured (refilled)
first-pass genuine cartridges HP CF283A is performed.
Organizer – Information Agency
Co-Organizers – AQCMS and Laboratory of
evaluation will be performed in accordance with the Russian method of
standardized testing LEM 2.01.19., certified
in Russia (Registration # ÐÎÑÑ RU.
is held from February 17 to April 27, 2020.
for the Contest are accepted until April 03 with the obligatory indication of
the company participating,
toner type used in refilling and its manufacturer.
The Winners and Nominees of the 3rd Stage of the Contest will be announced on April 27 and awarded on June 04 at the BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo (Russia, Moscow,
VDNH, pavilion #75, hall “A”).
The cost of participation in the 3rd Stage of the Contest is: 300 USD per cartridge.
According to the results of the expertise of each of LEM 2.01.19-tested remanufactured (refilled) OEM cartridges Nominees and Winners of the Third Stage will
be decided, as well as types of toners,
providing the quality refilling of OEM-cartridges.
After the end of the 3rd Stage of the Contest all participant-companies
will receive the results of testing for cartridges presented as well as
Should you have any questions related to
participation in the Contest, feel free to ask Information Agency
“Business-Inform”, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Declared the Winners of ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’
Moscow, January 22, 2020. – Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia)
declared the winning brands of ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’ (Stage
2: Evaluation of Cartridge
Printing Quality). The following brands are declared winners: MSE (Clover,USA), ProfiLine (RM Company, Russia),HYB (Zhuhai HaoYinBao Printing
Consumables Co., Ltd., China).
The Second Stage of the ‘Open Quality
Printing Contest’, dedicated to evaluation of the compatible cartridge printing quality was organized and
performed by the Russian Information Agency “Business-Inform” during the
period between October 20, 2019 and January 20, 2020. Accepted for
participation were both remanufactured and new-build compatible cartridges
CF226X (yield - 9000 pages). The evaluation of quality has been performed
according to the Russian method of standardized testing LEM 2.01.19,
certified in Russia (registration # ÐÎÑÑ RU. 32155.04ËÝÌ0) and recommended by AQCMS (The
Association of Quality Cartridge Manufacturers and Suppliers) for performing
comparative research on Russian territory.
34 brands took part in the Second
Stage of the Contest. Each brand presented compatible cartridge CF226X for
laser printing. Note, that besides cartridges presented to the Contest by their
manufacturers and distributors, the Contest also saw cartridges presented by
the Russian largest compatible-cartridges-buyer companies. After performing the
expertise 12 nominee-brands have been chosen (criterion – fact yield, optical
densities and minimal general amount of defects in the set of printouts made by
test cartridge). The nominees of the Second Stage were: MSE, Dataproducts,
freecolor, Turbon, G&G, Retech, Solnce, HYB, ProfiLine, UniTon, 7Q, Tonex.
The additional expertise of printouts
presented by the nominee-brands has allowed us to determine the winners of the Second
Stage of ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’ (criterion – the number of printouts
presented by a brand with zero defects detected). The winners have been: MSE (Clover, USA),
ProfiLine (RM Company, Russia),
HYB (Zhuhai HaoYinBao Printing Consumables Co., Ltd., China).
The organizers of the Second Stage of
the International ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’ are paying attention of the participants
to the fact that it is the Russian method of testing LEM 2.01.19 has been certified
in Russia and is being basic and the only legal method for certifying both
remanufactured and/or new-build compatible laser cartridges for the quality
mark of office printing LEM.
Also the organizers of the Contest
are paying the attention of its participants to the fact that the third stage
of the Contest (dedicated to the evaluation of the quality of toner for
remanufacturing of OEM laser-cartridges) will begin on February the 1st,
Regarding the issues of participation
in the Third Stage of ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’ please contact the
Russian Information Agency “Business-Inform”, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: ‘Cartridge Contest’),
tel.+7 495 9886146.
Do you want
to develop your business in Russia ?
Do you want
to know the trends of the Russian market ?
Do you want
to know how Russian standards RoHS and REACH will change the Russian market in
You will get
the answers to these questions if you take part in an international BUSINESS-INFORM
The main topics of the exhibition:
- Office Equipment,
- Supplies and Parts,
- Print Outsourcing and
- Printing Quality
- Recycling, Recharging,
The Organizers of the Expo are:
- Information Agency BUSINESS-INFORM
- RT Media
12 Nominees for International ‘Open Quality
Printing Contest’ Have Been Chosen
Moscow, January 15, 2020. – The 2nd Stage of
the International “Open Quality Printing Contest” is over. During this Stage
the quality of compatible cartridges CF226X has been evaluated. The evaluation
of compatible cartridges quality was performed using standardized testing
method, LEM 2.01.19, developed by the Laboratory of
of the Contest is the Information Agency “Business-Inform”.
Co-Organizer of the Contest is AQCMS (The Russian Association of Quality
Cartridge Manufacturers and Suppliers) and Laboratory of Electrography.
accepted the remanufactured or new compatible cartridges of Russian and
The Contest has
seen Russian and International companies participating in it, the companies
presented total of 34 cartridge brands. According to the results of testing 12
best brands were chosen. The compatible cartridges CF226X, presented by those
brands, showed high quality, allowing the organizers to declare all 12 brands
the NOMINEES of the 2nd Stage
of “Open Quality Printing Contest”. The list of nominee-brands is published
analysis of nominee-brand’s cartridges allowed choosing the Winners of the 2nd Stage of “Open Quality Printing
Contest”. The winner-brands will be revealed on 22th January 2020. The nominees and winners
will be awarded with diplomas and prizes.
Yulia Danilogorskaya, Managing
Contacts: E-mail: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominees of the International “Open Quality Printing
(Stage 2. Evaluation of Cartridge Printing Quality)
- HYB Toner
- UNITON Premium
and Educational Centers
Work at AQCMS
(Moscow, January 13, 2020) – The members of the Russian based Association
of Quality Cartridge Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) discussed the situation and the
tendencies on the Russian market of office equipment supplies, the results of
compatible cartridges quality tests (new and remanufactured),
as well as requests that were coming in from Russian state and large commercial
organizations during September-December 2019.
The members of AQCMS made
the decision of organizing Competence, Consulting, and Educational Centers within the framework of the Association.
The aim of the Ñenters being organized is to professionally help Russian state and large
commercial organizations in the issues of:
- evaluation of office printing products
quality, MPS-services, environmental and data safety of document workflow
systems, office printing devices and corresponding supplies (the Competence Center);
- choice of document workflow automatization
systems suppliers, MPS-services, office printing devices and corresponding
supplies (the Consulting Center);
- organizing of specialists training
to acquire modern methods of evaluating the quality of office printing and
consumables (the Educational Center).
About AQCMS: The AQCMS is a
non-commercial corporate organization, registered at the Russian Ministry of
Justice on June 01, 2017. The main vectors of the Association’s activity
include: advertising-exhibiting, consulting, editorial-publishing, law,
research, and education. The AQCMS includes Experts Councils on the issues of Evaluating the Product
Quality, Informational and Environmental Safety, MPS-Development, and Remanufacturing
The Best Suppliers of
Compatible Consumables Catalogue
(issue #2, 2019) went on sale!
In this issue:
- World Leaders of Printing Industry
Companies: APEX Microelectronics, CLOVER Imaging Group, MITO Color, INTEGRAL GmbH, RETECH, HYB Toner, and other
- Best Russian Distributors
Companies: Cactus, VTT, NV Print, Ramis, RM Company, Rosco, Bulat, Tonex, and other
- Best Compatible Brands of Printing
Brands: Cactus, G&G, MSE, Integral, Hi-Black, NV Print, Uniton, ProfiLine, Bulat, 7Q, Tonex, and other
- 700 Best Russian Resellers from 125
Details: www.sforp.ru/en/ , E-mails: email@example.com
Review Magazine (issue #25, 2019),
from the World of Office Printing and Supplies
“Business-Inform” web-site presents
a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #25,
2019). The magazine readers are the
specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.
than 40 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Russian
Market News, Marketing, Informational and Environmental Safety, Office
Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, Expos and
In the Russian Market News sectionone can find a number of articles by Roman
Samoilov (Office Assistant) “The Creation of Office Assistant
Company is an Ambitious and Interesting Task, that We Are to Complete”, RM Company “ProfiLine: What’s Behind the Brand Name?”, Tatyana Brazhnikova (CUHDO
Ltd.) “UNITON ECO-Protected – a Step towards the Civilized Market”.
In the Marketing section one can find a number of articles by Christine Dunne “Are Printers Easier
to Use in 2019?”, Mark Dawson “Acceleration
of MPS and Cloud -Impacting Transactional Sales”, Natalia Zhou “The Rise of Ink Tank Printers” and Ian Elliott “The
Independent Resellers Lot”.
In the Informational and Environmental Safety section one can find a number of articles by Natalia Zhou “Americans
Reflect on Chinese Printer Security Issues”, George Simonian “Security Printing”, Lynton Burchette “Cartridge
Chips and Printer Firmware ‘The Backbone of Our Aftermarket’”, Tricia
Judge “Firmware Threat Grows More Bold and Vicious”, Bart Barcewicz “What Every Business
Should Be Doing to Protect their Data from the Printer Gateway”, as well as a summary of the articles“Print Security Breaches Happen More Often than You Think” and “Common Manufacturing IT Threats and How to
Defend Your Environment” by www.tektonikamag.com.
In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section one
can find a number of articles by Dave Roos “7 Ways the Printing Press Changed the World”, Graham Galliford “Why Most OEMs Are Japanese?”, Greg
Hrinya “Memjet Launches DuraFlex Technology”, Tequila
It Easy to Be an OEM Distributor: Pantum Releases Its Innovative Printer
Business Model”, as well as a range of articles dedicated to new products on
the Russian market of office printing. The technical and functional aspects of new printers/MFPs from Canon, Epson,
Konica Minolta, Xerox are being reviewed in detail.
In the Printing
Supplies and Aftermarket section one can
find a number of articles by Masato Emori “Japanese Remanufacturers Survive…
and Thrive”, Seth Porges “Inside The Secretive World Of Counterfeit
Printer Ink-And The Raids Used To Fight Back”, Steve Weedon “What in the World Is Going on!”, Natalia Zhou “Breaking Technology
Barriers and Breaking Monopolies—a Chip Leader’s Story”, Merritt Blakeslee “The Trump
Tariffs on Imaging Consumables”, as
well as Ray
Stasieczko “That's a Lot of Toner For a Market in
Decline”. In this section you can also find a number of notes on the news of
the Global supplies market.
In the Expos and Conferences section one can find a number of articles by Stanislav Malinskiy (Business-Inform) “The Russian
Method of Evaluating Quality of Office Printing LEM Has Been Presented on
RemaxWorld Summit 2019” and “BUSINESS-INFORM on RemaxWorld Expo 2019”, as well as articles “BUSINESS-INFORM
Declared the Winners of ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’” and “BUSINESS-INFORM
Announces the Beginning of the Second Stage of the ‘Open Quality Printing Contest’”.
international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and
International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).
The digital version of the
magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.
The printed version can be
ordered starting from 20st of December, in Business-Inform distribution
department (www.sforp.ru, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow
specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).