Promax Represented in new UKCRA Committee

4th July 2016

Promax’s Company Secretary, Tim Parsons, was elected as the new Treasurer for UKCRA (The United Kingdom Cartridge Remanufacturers Association) at their AGM in Coventry last week. At the same meeting Promax’s Managing Director, Chris Brooks, retired as the associations Chairman after three years in the post.

Anybody interested in learning more about the important role UKCRA plays on behalf of all remanufacturers in the UK can do so by visiting

Promax’s New Home

As of the start of 2016 Promax Imaging has been trading solely from its location in Stoke-on-Trent. The building on Hampton Street just, outside of the City Centre, has long been utilized by Promax for warehousing, research and manufacture whilst administration took place from offices in the village of Upper Tean. Now ‘all under one roof’ Promax is continuing to serve its global customer base with even more efficiency than ever before.

Promax’s new address is:

Promax Imaging Ltd
Hampton Street
Joiners Square Industrial Estate

As always, customers (new and old) are more than welcome to come an visit us any time for technical demonstrations, refilling tuition or just a cup of tea if they are passing by.

With the new address comes a new phone number. Customers can now contact us on 01782 202727.

Website and E Mail Disruption

11th February 2016

Due to a power outage at our ISP we have had issues over the past 24 hours with both our email and website. It maybe that we have missed some emails or orders placed in our web shop. We apologise for any inconvenience and we remain at the mercy of our ISP for the time being. Should you need to contact us urgently please do so by calling 01538 722121.

Promax Ends Exclusive Distribution of OCP Inks

After more than 10 years as an exclusive OCP distributor, about it view Promax Imaging Ltd and OCP are dissolving their exclusive relationship effective 1st July 2015.

“We have had a long and productive relationship with OCP,” said Promax Imaging Managing Director, Chris Brooks. “But the time has come to respond to significant market pressures in the inkjet remanufacturing industry.”

“Promax Imaging Ltd is now diversifying its ink range. We are working with other premium quality ink manufacturers who have offered us their products. We expect to release our own range of inks shortly: all backed by Promax Imaging and its reputation for product excellence.”

Promax Imaging Ltd will continue to supply OCP ink to the remanufacturing industry. “But we are also diversifying. We have recently become involved in the supply of dyes and pigment dispersions to the cosmetics trade. Our wealth of knowledge and experience of inks has made this a logical step for us. However to meet the stringent health and safety requirements for cosmetics, we were obliged to go to other suppliers. We cannot therefore trade exclusively with OCP.”

Brooks continued, “We shall be offering food dyes, suitable for use in printers to make cake decorations and similar products. We have also found a good market in sublimation inks and wide format solvent and aqueous printer inks that we will now be exploiting.”

“Of course this does not mean the end of our relationship with OCP. We will continue to supply their inks to any of our customers who specifically wish to purchase them. However we must be responsive to significant pressure from our customers by offering them a wider choice of high quality premium products in a rapidly changing industry.”

New OCP Reference Guide

The 2015 OCP Reference Guide has been released by OCP. The guide lists the whole range of OCP DeskPrint Inks and lists their compatibility by cartridge type.

To view the guide please click here

New Product Launch

We will be unveiling a new line of hand filling products at RemanExpo 2015 in Frankfurt at the end of this month.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the new range that are designed to cover the HP 932 /933, drug 950/951 and 970/971 cartridges.

With OCP Inks and chips already available for these cartridges Promax can offer a complete package to customers who wish to remanufacture these cartridges.

We can be found at Booth C39 in Hall 6.0 of Messe Frankfurt from January 30th to Feb 2nd.

2016 Catalogue

The 2016 Promax Imaging Catalogue is now available to download directly to your device using the link below.

Promax Imaging Catalogue 2016

MD Appears on BBC TV


Promax MD, story Chris Brooks, viagra buy has appeared in a segment of BBC Watchdog presented by keyboardist Rick Wakeman. In the feature Chris, appearing in his role as Technical Director of UKCRA, informs Rick about the relatively low costs of producing inkjet cartridges compared to their sale price. In response Rick, who was investigating the cost of OEM cartridges, quipped that he would have made more money setting up his own cartridge business than he has from playing keyboard.

The video is available to view in the UK through the BBC iPlayer until 8th May here

Chris Brooks Elected UKCRA Chairman


Promax’s MD Chris Brooks was elected as the new chairman of the United Kingdom Cartridge Remanufacturing Association (UKCRA) at their AGM in Coventry on Thursday 25th April.

Chris is a long standing member of UKCRA serving as Technical Director for Inkjet Cartridges for many years.

Managing Director Speaks with Newspapers and Radio


Promax’s MD, Chris Brooks, has recently contributed to a newspaper article and radio programme on the cost of OEM inkjet cartridges.

In his capacity as The United Kingdom Cartridge Remanufacturers Association (UCKRA) Technical Director for inkjets, Chris contributed research and opinions to an article that was run by The Guardian on Feb 23rd 2013. Following some considerable interest from other media outlets Chris was interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside.

You can read the Guardian article here

You can listen to the radio interview here until Thursday 14th March 2013 (scroll forward to 1:48:08 for the start of the interview).