Q-Connect use two industry standard ISO test protocols, to determine the page yield of its cartridges. In previous years, the computer printer industry struggled with wildly diverse claims of page yield. OEMs would use different size fonts, paper sizes, density settings and media making it impossible for end users to qualify or compare yields. Cost per page comparisons were unreliable. Since then, two new industry standards have been introduced, ISO 19752 for mono laser cartridges, and ISO 19798 for colour.
By adhering to these industry standards, Q-Connect are able to set a benchmark, guaranteeing that all its cartridges will meet or exceed the page yield of the original product.
The number of pages you can print from a cartridge is highly dependent upon what you are printing. The page yield that Q-Connect publish is the ISO standard of 5% coverage of an A4 page. In reality, documents rarely have exactly 5% coverage and therefore in real life, cartridge yield can differ for each customer depending on their printing requirements. For instance, a full colour background results in page coverage of almost 100%. A 6k page cartridge would be empty after 300 prints. A blank version of the same file with no background would produce a page coverage of approximately 10%, seeing cartridge life increase to 3k pages, ten times more.
EMEA has seen a significant increase in the importation of new build/new compatible cartridges. These cartridges are often clones of the original or marketed as remanufactured products, thereby often likely to infringe on OEM patents.
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