Yield Methodology for Laser Supplies

Approximate page yields and methods

To help customers choose the best printer to suit their needs and budget Epson provides toner cartridge yields based on the criteria for toner products set by the International Standards Organization for Standardization.

The ISO standard is widely recognized as the most reliable method to test laser printers under standard conditions for the purpose of comparing achievable toner yields from various competitive printers.

Yields may vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use, humidity and temperature. Since no single yield standard can duplicate a customer’s actual printer usage, Epson recommends that customers choose a laser printer based on their expected printing needs, considering page yields as just one factor of evaluation. Other important factors include image quality, fade resistance of prints, reliability and printer features.

Using the ISO Standard

The ISO/IEC 19752 and 19798 standard was created by the International Standards Organization for Standardization (ISO) with the support of national standards institutes throughout the world, independent experts and industry representatives. Representatives from Epson, Canon, HP, Lexmark and other industry-leading manufacturers worked extensively to achieve a standard that provides customers with a reasonable basis for comparing printer performance.

The new ISO standards for monochrome and colour toner cartridge yields clearly define the key attributes that affect yield and apply robust statistical analysis so all manufactures can utilize the same methodology when measuring yield. Until now, printer manufactursers have not been able to use a uniform methodology to measure catridge yields.

Toner / Imaging / Developer Cartridges

AL-C1700 / AL-C1750 / AL-CX17 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050614 Black 2,000 ISO 19798
C13S050613 Cyan 1,400 ISO 19798
C13S050612 Magenta 1,400 ISO 19798
C13S050611 Yellow 1,400 ISO 19798
C13S050672 Black 700 ISO 19798
C13S050671 Cyan 700 ISO 19798
C13S050670 Magenta 700 ISO 19798
C13S050669 Yellow 700 ISO 19798
AL-CX28 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050493 Black 8,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050492 Cyan 8,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050491 Magenta 8,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050490 Yellow 8,000 5% coverage rate
AL-C2900 / AL-CX29 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050630 Black 3,000 ISO 19798
C13S050631 Black - Double Pack 3,000 x 2 ISO 19798
C13S050629 Cyan 2,500 ISO 19798
C13S050628 Magenta 2,500 ISO 19798
C13S050627 Yellow 2,500 ISO 19798
AL-C3900 / AL-CX37 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050593 Black 6,000 ISO 19798
C13S050594 Black - Double Pack 6,000 x 2 ISO 19798
C13S050592 Cyan 6,000 ISO 19798
C13S050591 Magenta 6,000 ISO 19798
C13S050590 Yellow 6,000 ISO 19798
WorkForce AL-C300 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050751 Black - Double Pack 7,300 x2 ISO 19798
C13S050750 Black 7,300 ISO 19798
C13S050749 Cyan 8,800 ISO 19798
C13S050748 Magenta 8,800 ISO 19798
C13S050747 Yellow 8,800 ISO 19798
AL-C4200 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050245 Black 10,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050244 Cyan 8,500 5% coverage rate
C13S050243 Magenta 8,500 5% coverage rate
C13S050242 Yellow 8,500 5% coverage rate
WorkForce AL-C500 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050663 Black 10,500 ISO 19798
C13S050662 Cyan 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050661 Magenta 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050660 Yellow 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050659 Black 18,300 ISO 19798
C13S050658 Cyan 13,700 ISO 19798
C13S050657 Magenta 13,700 ISO 19798
C13S050656 Yellow 13,700 ISO 19798
AL-C9200 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050477 Black 21,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050476 Cyan 14,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050475 Magenta 14,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050474 Yellow 14,000 5% coverage rate
AL-C9300 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050605 Black 6,500 ISO 19798
C13S050604 Cyan 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050603 Magenta 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050602 Yellow 7,500 ISO 19798
C13S050609 Black - Double Pack 6,500 x 2 ISO 19798
C13S050608 Cyan - Double Pack 7,500 x 2 ISO 19798
C13S050607 Magenta - Double Pack 7,500 x 2 ISO 19798
C13S050606 Yellow - Double Pack 7,500 x 2 ISO 19798
AL-M1200
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050520 Black 1,800 ISO 19752
C13S050521 Black 3,200 ISO 19752
C13S050522 Black 1,800 ISO 19752
C13S050523 Black 3,200 ISO 19752
AL-M1400 / AL-MX14 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050650 Black 2,200 ISO 19752
C13S050651 Black 2,200 ISO 19752
C13S050652 Black 1,000 ISO 19752
AL-M2300 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050583 Black 3,000 ISO 19752
C13S050585 Black 3,000 ISO 19752
AL-M2400 / AL-MX20 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050582 Black 8,000 ISO 19752
C13S050583 Black 3,000 ISO 19752
C13S050584 Black 8,000 ISO 19752
C13S050585 Black 3,000 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M200 / AL-MX200 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050709 Black 2,500 ISO 19752
C13S050710 Black - Double Pack 2,500 x 2 ISO 19752
C13S050711 Black - Double Pack 2,500 x 2 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M300 / AL-MX300 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050689 Black 10,000 ISO 19752
C13S050690 Black 2,700 ISO 19752
C13S050691 Black 10,000 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M310 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S110079 Black 6,100 ISO 19752
C13S110080 Black 2,700 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M320 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S110078 Black 13,300 ISO 19752
C13S110079 Black 6,100 ISO 19752
C13S110080 Black 2,700 ISO 19752
AL-M4000 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S051170 Black 20,000 ISO 19752
C13S051173 Black 20,000 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M400 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050697 Black 23,700 ISO 19752
C13S050698 Black 12,000 ISO 19752
C13S050699 Black 23,700 ISO 19752
AL-M7000 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S051221 Black 15,000 ISO 19752
C13S051222 Black 15,000 ISO 19752
AL-M8000 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S051188 Black 15,000 ISO 19752
C13S051189 Black 15,000 ISO 19752
C13S051189DB Black - Double Pack 15,000 x 2 ISO 19752
WorkForce AL-M8100 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050762 Black 21,700 ISO 19752
EPL-6200 Series
Black
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S050166 Black 6,000 5% coverage rate
C13S050167 3,000 5% coverage rate
EPL-N3000 Series
Supplies SKU   Yield Methodology
C13S051111 Black 17,000 5% coverage rate

Photoconductor Units

There is currently no existing ISO/IEC standard for photoconductor unit page yield testing. Epson’s photoconductor unit claimed page yields are the maximum number of printed pages based on Epson’s own methodology.

Depending on the printer series methodology may vary. However, generally photoconductor unit page yields are measured using 5% coverage rate pattern documents printed on A4 size paper.

In below table are the Epson printer usages to measure photoconductor unit page yields:

Printer Usage
AL-C2900 / AL-CX29 Series 2 pages per print job
WorkForce AL-C300 Series Continuous printing
AL-C3900 / AL-CX37 Series Continuous printing
WorkForce AL-C500 Series 4 pages per print job
AL-C9300 Series 3 pages per print job
AL-M2000 Series 3 pages per print job
AL-M2300 Series 3 pages per print job
AL-M2400 / AL-MX20 Series 3 pages per print job
WorkForce AL-M300 / AL-MX300 Series 4 pages per print job
WorkForce AL-M310 Series 3 pages per print job
WorkForce AL-M320 Series 3 pages per print job
WorkForce AL-M400 Series 5 pages per print job

Quoted yields may vary depending on printing variables and conditions including page coverage, continuous or intermittent printing. Smaller print jobs may result in lower page yields.

Fuser Units and Waste Toner Boxes

There is currently no existing ISO/IEC standard for fuser units & waste toner boxes page yield testing. Epson’s claimed page yields are the maximum number of printed pages based on Epson’s own methodology, including page coverage, continuous or intermittent printing, power saving mode shift frequency.