ASTM F2406 - 04(2012)

    Standard Practice for Determining Yield of Solid Ink Sticks

    Active Standard ASTM F2406 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice can be used for the evaluation of OEM and compatible ink sticks.

    4.2 This practice is suitable for research and development and quality acceptance evaluations.

    4.3 This practice is suitable to extrapolate ink yield (Ye) of each color at other percent coverages (Ce) from the calculated yield (Y) using the following formula (see Table 1):

    TABLE 1 Summary Results

    Number of pages printed at varying percents of coverage

     

    ACTUAL

     

    5 %

    10 %

    25 %

    50 %

    Cyan

    1036.23

    488.05

    206.65

    105.89

    Magenta

    1000.00

    527.88

    223.62

    110.04

    Yellow

    1036.23

    543.73

    194.03

    105.20

    Black

    1048.15

    518.32

    214.39

    107.81

     

    PROJECTED from results taken at 50 %

    Cyan

    1058.90

    529.45

    211.78

    105.89

    Magenta

    1100.40

    550.20

    220.08

    110.04

    Yellow

    1052.00

    526.00

    210.40

    105.20

    Black

    1078.10

    539.05

    215.62

    107.81




    Equation F2406-04R12_1

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a procedure to determine the yield in number of pages per solid ink stick used in a solid ink/phase change printer for printing an 8 by 10 in. image area on a letter size page at 50 ± 0.5 % fill of each individual color. This practice requires an accurate gram scale to weigh the solid ink sticks and the printed pages, a personal computer able to print a 50 ± 0.5 % fill of each color, as well as a test printer.

    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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.080 (Inks. Printing inks)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44103106(Ink sticks)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2406-04R12

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