What Is Printer Ink Yield

2010-10-14 09:10:34

Published on 2010-10-14 09:10:34

Printer ink yield will be on the packaging of almost every printer ink cartridge out there. But what does it actually mean? Quite simply, printer ink yield means the approximate number of pages that can be produced from an individual ink cartridge. According to printerink.com, it is a "very important number to know".

This is because the yield figures can vary from printer ink firm to printer ink firm, the website advises, so it's imperative to understand exactly how these figures are devised. For example, a printer firm may base its yield number using a normal test page, whereas other companies may go from a printer's test settings.

However, the website explains, eventually yield numbers will become standardised with the introduction of ISO certification. This means output figures will be accurate across the board, meaning customers know they are looking at a level playing field when they come to choosing ink cartridges.

"Once printer ink yield numbers have been standardized, increased competition should also push down the average standard cost of a print," the website added.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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