How Page Yields Are Measured - Windows® 7
The "page yield" is best described as the number of pages a printer can print from a single ink cartridge and can be an important and deciding factor when it comes to which inkjet, photo/office all-in-one, or inkjet fax to purchase. Canon aims to provide its customers with fair, honest and meaningful data regarding page yields and running cost comparisons.
The quoted page yield for a given sample document is based on an average of three identical printers printing each document continuously until the ink runs out. This is done three times per printer, using a new set of cartridges each time.
- Content and type of document printed
- Type of paper used
- Type of printer
- Print mode and driver setting
- Software application used
- Conditions such as ambient temperature, humidity and frequency of printing
Canon's testing keeps these variables constant to ensure that yields are comparable between different printers.
The page yields on this website were measured already according to the emerging ISO inkjet yield standards.
- Mixed text and graphics document (ISO/IEC FCD 24712)
- Color photo set (10x15cm)
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The same set of documents is used to determine yields for each printer model. The software used and driver settings are also standardized per document type. When testing, the inks are used immediately after they are unsealed and printing is done continuously. This way the yields quoted are a reliable reflection of actual page yields.