How Dell measures yields and print speed
Dell is committed to support industry standards which assist consumers in making informed purchasing decisions. Dell fully supports and employs the ISO (International Standards Organization) standard for monochrome laser toner yield (ISO 19752), and is participating in the development of pending standards for colour toner, colour ink, and printer speeds.
Until developing standards are adopted for colour toner, colour ink, and printer speed (also called printer productivity), Dell has developed robust test methodologies that adopt many of the key components of existing ISO standards. Dell is working in collaboration with QualityLogic, a well known test lab, to establish these test methodologies which honour the intent and spirit of existing ISO standards.
QualityLogic and Dell both participate in the ISO committee process, developing standards for the printing and imaging industry.
For consumables yield testing (determining the number of pages a customer can expect to print under average conditions), Dell has adopted the following methodology:
Claims Testing by QualityLogic
Dell has selected QualityLogic as our partner in claims testing. QualityLogic is a leader in the quality assurance industry and QualityLogic staff members participate in relevant ISO subcommittees. QualityLogic’s reputation for quality, independence and integrity among those who manufacture, sell and buy printer products makes the company an ideal independent source of comparative printer measurements.
For the past 18 years, QualityLogic has supplied a wide range testing tools and services to major printer manufacturers and has provided test tools to PC Magazine for their printer reviews. QualityLogic has been an industry pioneer in providing standard tools and services for assessing printer performance, printer consumables reliability analysis, consumables yield and test suites for printer functionality tests.
Who is QualityLogic? www.qualitylogic.com
1 Black and colour inkjet cartridge print yields based on 3rd party testing using a suite of standard type business and consumer documents. Yield will vary depending upon usage, environmental conditions, and manufacturing variability.
2 Photo print yield based on 3rd party testing using 4x6 images and printing with either a tri-colour cartridge and a photo cartridge or a tri-colour cartridge and a black cartridge. Yield will vary depending on usage, environmental conditions, and manufacturing variability.
3 When the following Dell cartridge are used in the Dell AIO 810 printer: Average Tricolor Cartridge Yield up to 104 standard pages for the JF333 cartridge. Declared yield value in accordance with QualityLogic Testing methodology which is based on emerging ISO/CD24711 standard.