ISO IEC 29142-1 pdf – Information technology — Print cartridge characterization — Part 1: General: terms, symbols, notations and cartridge characterization framework
4 Requirements The framework explained in this document shall not be used directly for comparison of products. For a comparison using test-method standards compliant with the framework of this document, the minimum requirement is that the conditions for measuring parameters, as well as the entire test conditions explained in such compliant standards are required to be in agreement.
5 Structure of the ISO/IEC 29142 series 5.1 Data reporting This document establishes the product and package labelling requirements, and related reporting requirements for toner and ink cartridges used in printing devices that have a digital input printing path, including multi-function devices. Cartridge-characterization tests standardized or specified in the ISO/IEC 29142 series to be compliant with this document, and environmental standards compliant with ISO/IEC 29142-3, shall adhere to the labelling, notification and reporting specifications in ISO/IEC 29142-2. For conformance with the ISO/IEC 29142 series, according to ISO/IEC 29142-2, four levels of labelling, notification and reporting are established:
— a cartridge label,
— a cartridge notification,
— a customer report,
— a cartridge-attribute test report. Customer and cartridge-attribute test reports from ink and toner cartridge-attribute characterization testing shall include results from the test performed directly on each printing system that shall be claimed in the cartridge reporting.
The provisions for traceability between these notification and reporting levels and the related cartridges are specified. Processes applied after cartridge end-of-life can include recycling cartridges for new cartridges and other new uses, such as in the manufacture of non-cartridge products, refill of cartridges, recovery of cartridges, and remanufacture of cartridges for another usage cycle. Taken together, these processes can result in directing materials from cartridges so that the materials are diverted from the solid waste stream. Achieving minimal waste after cartridge end-of-life requires that cartridge suppliers, manufacturers, remanufacturers, cartridge collectors, and users conduct each stage of the cartridge life cycle in a manner consistent with this objective. The requirements of ISO/IEC 29142-2 specify information to be provided by cartridge suppliers, and cartridge collectors so that users are enabled to conduct the use stage of the cartridge life cycle in a manner consistent with diverting cartridge materials from the solid waste stream after cartridge end-of-life.
5.2 Environmental This document establishes a framework of environmental provisions, distinct from the cartridge- characterization framework of this document, for environmental standards for toner and ink cartridges used in printing devices that have a digital input printing path, including multi-function devices. ISO/IEC 29142-3 harmonizes aspects of selected environmental standards, reporting forms such as material safety data sheets that provide customers with health and safety information, and eco- labels pertaining to toner and ink cartridges, to establish requirements for uniform measurable environmental, health and safety provisions that inform and benefit the user regarding potentialenvironmental impacts throughout the product life cycle.
Provisions selected in ISO/1EC 29142-3 are included to support these objectives:a) minimization of environmental impact throughout the cartridge life cycle,b) minimization of environmental impact associated with end-of-life processes.
Legal requirements and customer expectations are considered associated with material use,manufacturing operations, packaging, and/or end-of-life processes.
ISO/1EC 29142-3 provides the following:
– the terms and definitions related to cartridge environmental attributes (Clause 3-and Annex A),—cartridge environmental attributes for inclusion in environmental labels,standards and green
– test methods that manufacturers, test laboratories, etc., use to determine values for the defined
cartridge environmental attributes,
– methods for determination of declared values from the test results,
– methods for declaration of conformance to provisions that do not require measurement.
5.3 Toner and ink cartridge characterization
Parts of the ISO/IEC 29142 series specify cartridge-characterization test methods that evaluateattributes of toner and ink cartridges used in printing devices that have a digital input printing pathincluding multi-function devices. These cartridge-characterization test methods pertain to cartridgesfor equipment used in office environments.