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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method can be used to evaluate the performance of different toners in a common machine. It can also be used to evaluate the economics of toner usage when making machine-to-machine cost-per-copy comparisons.
5.2 This test method provides only a point of estimate that is subject to a significant number of variables that are not easily measured. Toner-based imaging systems are not 100 % efficient. Some toner is lost to the surroundings (inside or outside of the copier). This loss may be significant enough to affect the total number of copies produced by a specific amount of toner. Anyone making a decision based on the results of this test method should carefully consider the accuracy of the results and other pertinent data.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazards, see Section 9.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D5039 Test Methods for Identification of Wire Side of Paper
F335 Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Imaging
F875 Test Method for Evaluation of Large Area Density and Background on Office Copiers
Density Target Test Sheet () Available from ASTM International Headquarters. Order Adjunct No. . Original adjunct produced in 1994.Toner Yield Test Target () Available from ASTM International Headquarters. Order Adjunct No. . Original adjunct produced in 1992.
ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)
UNSPSC Code 44101501(Photocopiers)
ASTM F1424-92(2011), Standard Test Method for Estimating Toner Usage in Full-Color Copiers Utilizing Dry Mono- or Dual-Component Toners, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top