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Not even half way to 1500 pages,
This review is from: Black Toner Cartridge - Yield: 1500 - Compatible with: ML-1640 / ML-2240 (Office Product)
We do a lot of printing. I keep track of the number of pages that we print by the sheaf of paper that we're on. I expected to get most of the way through three sheafs of paper (one sheaf=500 pages) with this toner because it advertised a yield of 1500 pages. No such luck. At the end of the first sheaf of paper the toner alert light came on. After another 100 pages or so it began to flash more often and the centre of the page was faded and irregularly printed on. So, either a) we received an outlier of a cartridge that was (I'd assume) more than two standard deviations away from the 'mean' of a 1500 page yield, or b) the yield of 1500 pages is a hypothetical maximum number and not the average yield, in which case this is false advertising and the seller should be taken to task. Therefore, do not buy this product unless you expect to get a yield lower than 1000 pages.
On service and installation: we received it promptly and it was easy to install in the printer. Regardless, I'd buy another product next time, so we're trying another supplier.
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2010 12:41:54 GMT
P. Gedge says:
The 1500 sheet capacity quoted is a little misleading as this is for printing with only 5% coverage per sheet. If you are printing with 10% coverage then you'll get just 700 sheets per toner. I notice Amazon have neglected to add this in the description but it is available via the official documentation.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2011 07:08:20 GMT
Mr. S. D. Halliday says:
Thank you. That is a helpful point and, having looked at examples I found online, I suspect that we range from 5% to 10% for most of our printing. What Amazon should do, I would propose, is to give examples with their cartridges of different forms of coverage (5%, 15%, 25%, etc) and how much a given cartridge should yield at that coverage (data which should be supplied by the producers) or at a mix of coverages and not advertise a product as 1500 yield when it won't be for most consumers (I'm making assumptions here about the kinds of people who print at home, but I think it's legitimate to assume most people at home print at greater than 5% coverage for most documents). I think that would be more transparent. For a layperson like myself, this would make purchasing decisions much easier. Thanks again.
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