QUALITYLOGIC’S TONER YIELD CERTIFICATION

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QUALITYLOGIC’S TONER YIELD CERTIFICATION

 user 2005-04-22 at 11:15:00 am Views: 56
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    QualityLogic Announces First
    Industry-Standard Toner Yield Certification Service


    MOORPARK, Calif., April 05– QualityLogic today announced the first
    independent, standard, certified yield test service for both monochrome and
    color laser printer toner cartridges. Until recently, there has been no industry
    standard for ensuring comparable yield measurements between printers from
    different manufacturers. Since a typical monochrome office printer that costs
    $700 may use almost $10,000 in toner over a six year life, yield is a critical
    factor in the purchasing decision.

    According to James Mater, QualityLogic
    president and CEO, “Manufacturers of printer products publish consumables
    ‘yield’ specifications that are used by buyers to compare cost-per-page and
    total cost-of-ownership. While other factors go into a purchase decision,
    billions of dollars of printer and consumables sales are strongly influenced by
    these specifications.”
    “For years, printer manufacturers measured yield using their own test
    files and methodologies. Even though most used five percent coverage pages,
    differing methodologies made it impossible to compare the yields of one
    manufacturer’s printer against another’s. Our service will help the industry
    standardize these specifications between manufacturers of printer and MFP
    products,” Mater continued.
    An international effort by the ISO standards group has resulted in the
    definition of a methodology for measuring monochrome toner yield (ISO/IEC
    19752). QualityLogic’s research and that of others shows that widely differing
    yield specifications can be reported using proprietary methods versus the
    standard ISO methodology.
    The printer industry’s need for a consistent yield assessment methodology
    for monochrome toner printers is met by ISO/IEC 19752. Major printer
    manufacturers, including HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark and Kyocera Mita, have
    endorsed and started to use the ISO monochrome toner yield standard. Others are
    expected to get on board.
    Additional work is underway by ISO to define a methodology for color
    toner yield measurements, following the basic methods defined for monochrome
    yield. In the interim, QualityLogic has developed a color toner yield test
    methodology that is consistent with the spirit of ongoing standards work and
    uses proposed ISO test pages. Once the new ISO standard is approved,
    QualityLogic will implement changes in its methodology to conform to it.
    The QualityLogic services provide printer manufacturers with an
    independently-certified yield specification based on the ISO standard for
    monochrome toner, or the QualityLogic interim standard for color toner. The
    services will assist the industry in establishing standardized yield reporting,
    which will benefit its customers