ASTM F1856 - 04(2009)

    Standard Practice for Determining Toner Usage for Printer Cartridges

    Active Standard ASTM F1856 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This practice can be used for the evaluation of new and remanufactured toner cartridges and their respective components used in an electrophotographic process.

    This test is suitable for research and development, and quality acceptance evaluations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a procedure to determine the weight of toner used for printing a single page derived from an electrophotographic process. The practice uses a printer text target specifically developed for each printer for a page coverage of 5 ± 0.5 % of the printable area. This practice requires specific tools and skills for disassembling and reassembling printer cartridges.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F335 Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Imaging


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.180 (IT terminal and other peripheral equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44101700(Printer and photocopier and facsimile accessories)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1856-04R09

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