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Page Yield

Page yield is the estimated number of pages that can be printed with a printer cartridge.

The page yield is determined by running tests following the procedure defined by ISO,International Organization for Standardization.

The actual number of page yield will vary depending on;

  • the toner/ink coverage of the documents
  • the number of pages per job
  • paper size
  • frequency of using printer
  • temperature etc…

ISO page yield a reliable way to compare products from competing manufacturers, since all tests are subjected to the same set of ISO testing standards.

Black and White cartridge

ISO/IEC19752 Standard data

ISO/IEC19752 Standard data

In the test procedure for Black and White cartridges (ISO/IEC 19752) a standard test page is used. The toner coverage of this page is 5%.

This A4 page is continuously printed until the cartridge reaches end of life.

Color cartridges

In the test procedure for Colour cartridges (ISO/ IEC 19798 and 24711) a set of 5 different standard pages is used.

Represent approximately 20% coverage (approximately 5% each for black and the three colors - cyan, magenta, and yellow).

This A4 page is continuously printed until the cartridge reaches end of life.

ISO/ IEC 19798 and 24711 standard data