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    International Imaging Technology Council Conference offers twice the fun in Miami Beach

    Space Doubled from 2003 to 2004, Exhibition Hall Sold Out

    The International Imaging Technology Council (Int’l ITC) has Sold out all 236 booths available in the two exhibition halls of the Fontainebleau Hotel. The Fontainebleau is the site of this year’s conference to be held on April 21 to April 23.
    The Int’l ITC has also doubled the size of the exhibition floor since last year, and that means more exciting new products and services will be on display.
    Attendees at the Int’l ITC Conference in 2003 came from 31 countries and just about every state in the USA. Canada and the Latin American countries made a particularly strong showing.
    This year, we’ve extended the conference so that it will be spread over three days to offer more opportunities to enjoy:
    • Our expanded educational opportunities
    • One-on-one time with your vendors and friends
    • Miami Beach and all it has to offer.

    Just like the surf outside, our classrooms positively swell with excitement. Our instructors have seminars teeming with information including:
    • industry trends.
    • the latest on anti-recycling devices.
    • Technical talks on printer service and cartridge remanufacturing.
    • Business issues including saving big money on health insurance and making big money by selling to the GSA.
    • And a host of others related to marketing, service, quality and remanufacturing.

    Exclusive to the Int’l ITC 2004 Conference: The Rochester Institute of Technology will be back with special programs on ink jet and toner remanufacturing techniques…and some new surprises. The Standardized Test Methods Committee will be moving forward with its new “certified cartridge” logo and program, and will continue to “Train the Trainers” so that more remanufacturers can make use of our industry’s new seal of approval.

    The early sell out of available space demonstrates that the Miami Beach show has solid industry endorsement and participation. “The growth of the Int’l ITC and our annual conference is tremendous,” said Duraline Imaging’s Darrell Stepp, the president of the Int’l ITC. “It is great to see so many diverse companies coming together to work for the betterment of our industry.”
    Proceeds from the conference go to support the mission of the Int’l ITC, which is the only non-profit trade organization serving the imaging supplies industry.

    Register before April 9 so you can come for free. Admission to the trade conference is free to all Int’l ITC members and only $89 for nonmembers until April 9. After that, registration will be $20 for members and $109 for non-members. Take advantage of the savings by registering today at color=#0000ffface=Arial http://www.i-itc.org/tradeshow.htm
    For more information on the International Imaging Technology Council and its annual conference, visit http://www.i-itc.org or call 732-845-9904

    International Imaging Technology Council welcomes Northwest Chapter

    After a unanimous vote, a dozen or so remanufacturers from the Northwest chartered Int’l ITC’s first new chapter. The new chapter will encompass the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    New chapter meeting attendees came from throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area, and enjoyed presentations throughout the day by Int’l ITC’s Tricia Judge, QIP’s Martin Stein and OTC’s Lester Cornelius.

    The day’s events were capped by the vote to form a chapter. The unanimous vote in favor of creating a chapter led to the selection of officers. Seattle-based AMS Laser & Copier Service’s Bob Burns agreed to serve as chapter chairman. He is joined by two vice chairmen, Gary Walmer from QToner of Auburn, WA and Jeffery Rahming of Rahming LLC of Kennewick.

    New England Chapter Meeting
    Saturday May 22. 2004
    color=#0000ffface=Arial Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Club
    One Audubon Road Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880
    (781) 245-9300
    Sponsored by: Densigraphix and MultiLaser

    Register now! Call Pam at 610-367-5288 or color=#0000ffface=Arial online
    Don’t miss this meeting

    Int’l ITC launches STMC certification process

    The International Imaging Technology Council, working in conjunction with the Standardized Test Methods Committee, has launched a certification program that will allow companies using standardized test methods in product testing to display a STMC logo on their products.

    The logo was adopted by the STMC committee in September of this last year at the same time that the STMC voted to work with the ITC to monitor its issuance and compliance program.

    The new logo features a certification number that is unique to each certified company, as well as the phone number of the Int’l ITC. This will allow customers to call with concerns or questions about their imaging supplies.

    Step by Step to become an STMC Compliant Company

    1. Get trained. Contact a certified trainer to set up the training. (The list of trainers, equipment and standards are available at http://www.i-itc.org) The trainers are volunteers and do not charge for training. However, some trainers may ask to have their expenses reimbursed.
    2. Be equipped. Before the trainer arrives, acquire the test methods and read them, and make sure that you have the necessary training equipment.
    3. Get certified. After your trainer has showed you the proper use of the equipment and test methods, he will send a report to the STMC committee chairmen that attests to your training and ownership of the correct testing equipment. He will also instruct you to undertake a test on your own and send the results to the STMC. Those test results will be evaluated for correct test procedures. Upon approval of all of these items, the International Imaging Technology Council will issue a certificate to your company that it is proficient in the use of the test methods.
    4. Receive STMC logo. You will also receive instructions on how to receive your logo and registration number. You must submit in writing that you agree to use the test methods routinely and that you agree to use the logo properly. You must also pay the $75 registration fee.

    For more information, see the March issue of Imaging Spectrum magazine.

    Int’l ITC in the News

    The International Imaging Technology Council continues to work with media resources to highlight the challenges to and benefits of the industry. For a recent article published by PC World magazine, go to  color=#0000ff http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0.aid.114590.00.asp

    Save the Date!
    The 2004 chapter meeting schedule is available online. Mark your calendars for future meetings. Sponsorship oppourtunites available to vendors, contact 
    color=#0000ff Pam.