ASTM F2632 - 07(2013)e1

    Standard Practice for Determining the Toner Usage for Color Printer Cartridges

    Active Standard ASTM F2632 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

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

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

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the procedure to determine the weight of toner used for printing a single page using an electrophotographic color printing process. This practice uses a solid area 5 % page coverage target for each color. 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

    F1206 Test Method for Evaluating Color Image Output from Color Printers and Copiers

    F1856 Practice for Determining Toner Usage for Printer Cartridges


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 37.100.20 (Materials for graphic technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44101700(Printer and photocopier and facsimile accessories)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2632-07R13E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2632-07(2013)e1, Standard Practice for Determining the Toner Usage for Color Printer Cartridges, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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