inkI often hear that customers can’t believe their ink or toner cartridge is empty.  Yet, when I check them, they are in fact empty. I know the perception is that cartridges don’t last as long as they should.  That is because of the page count on the box! These numbers really don’t mean much to the average user and don’t reflect the reality based on what people normally print.

The reality is that all page yields are based on 5% coverage of ink or toner.  This is a mandate from Organization for Standardization (ISO). Most people regularly print more than the 5% average.

5% represents a small invoice or memo and not a full page of larger text with logos and other print. For example this newsletter will end up representing more like 20% coverage if it was printed out.

So your actual page yield will most likely be less than the advertised yield, no matter where you buy the cartridge-as everyone’s yields are all based on only 5% coverage- everyone has to place the same amount of ink or toner in cartridges.  Starter cartridges that come with new printers often have half or less toner or ink in them than a normal cartridge.  In fact, we fill some ink cartridges with more ink than the originals had in them.

 Over the years, I have performed enough R&D to find these facts to be true on several of the same cartridges from different vendors, including our own remanufactured products, against the OEM (name brand cartridge).  Using our remanufactured cartridges will make sure that all you do is save lots of money with products from Rapid Refill Ink! 

Happy printing until next month.

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