We get asked on the odd occasion, how many prints should my cartridge do.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) worked with the major printer manufacturers to come up with a singular way of calculating page yield/duty cycle between 2004-2006. So now it’s consistent across all manufacturers and gives customers a rough guide as to how many pages they can print up to with a printer cartridge.
This is shown on the product box, for example, 200 pages – THIS IS QUOTED AT PRINTING EVER PAGE AT 5% of the page.
If every page had 15% on and a cartridge was quoted at 200 pages, this would roughly print only 65-70 pages.
10% about 100 pages for example.