1. What is STMC?

STMC stands for Standardized Test Methods Committee. It is a global committee that was enacted to find and promote standardized test methods for printer cartridge industry. These standardized test methods are used to evaluate a finished cartridge performance regarding yield, image density and background. Standardized test methods make it possible to evaluate a cartridge anywhere and come up with the same test results no matter who tests it.

2. What does it mean if a product / company has STMC certificate?

A STMC-certified company is the one that has had their employees successfully trained by an authorized trainer in these standardized test methods, attests to using these test methods, and has purchased the correct test equipment. Comply with the criteria mentioned above, Print-Rite is a STMC-certified company. Following STMC standardized test methods, Print-Rite is able to conduct consistent evaluation on cartridge performance to ensure stable and good quality of its product, and is certified to display the STMC seal of approval on its products. With the STMC seal on products, quality toner performance and good value are guaranteed.

3. What are the benefits to end-users?

By purchasing STMC-certified products, end-users can be assured that they will receive the highest levels of performance, reliability, and quality with each cartridges. They can get the remanufactured or compatible toner cartridges at reasonable price without quality being compromised.

4. What are the benefits to UTI distributors?

STMC certification assures UTI distributors that UTI is able to provide performance-proved cartridges, which means less defects and returns to deal with. So UTI distributors can avoid the cost on handling defects/returns, and get fewer complaints from customers. By offering high quality products to customer, UTI distributors can have higher customer satisfaction and loyalty, and thus enhance business growth. In a word, UTI distributors can purchase from UTI with reassurance and confidence.

Reference: https://www.i-itc.org/stmc.html