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A typical ink cartridge will yield 250 to 300 pages depending on the color density of the prints. The yield of a typical toner cartridge in a laser printer is between 2,500 and 3,000 pages. Some larger laser printers can even have toners that will yield up to 30,000 pages!
Laser printer speed can vary widely, and depends on many factors, including the graphic intensity of the job being processed. The fastest models can print over 200 monochrome pages per minute (12,000 pages per hour). The fastest color laser printers can print over 100 pages per minute (6000 pages per hour).
Regular toner cartridges can print anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 pages, while a high-yield cartridge can print 10,000-12,000 pages before needing to be replaced.
Color laser printers use four separate cartridges, sold in black, cyan, magenta and yellow. Each color can be replaced as needed, so if it`s just your cyan cartridge that`s running low, that`s the only color you have to replace!
A typical toner cartridge will produce anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 pages, based on a coverage of 5% (roughly third of a page of double-spaced text). Dense pages filled with small font text or graphics will dramatically reduce this output and you may only get up to 1,000 pages per cartridge.
For commercial applications, high-end printers can print up to 100 pages per minute. Black and white printing can still produce images, using shades of gray in place of colors while improving your print speed dramatically over the speed of printing in color.
It will take exactly one hour to print 600 pages !
Laser printers are built to accommodate the demands of a workplace so they are engineered to print faster (between 15 to 100 pages per minute, or ppm), while inkjet printers print slower at about 16 ppm.
The monthly duty cycle limit is 30,000 pages, with a recommended monthly duty cycle of 500 to 3500 pages. The sort of print job you`re running can be very stressful on the printer; I`d suggest that you allow the printer to cool down for 10-15 minutes every 500 or so pages.
When “Toner Low” is displayed, prepare a new toner cartridge. If you do not have a new toner cartridge at hand and need printing before obtaining it, you can continue printing about 20 pages(*1) by opening and closing the front cover or the output tray. Print quality is not guaranteed.
Inkjet printers typically run at a lower price point than laser printers, and printer ink is cheaper than toner. However, laser printers and toner have a longer lifespan despite their high cost. Meaning laser toner cartridges have a lower cost per printed page than printer ink.
Saving money upfront to purchase compatible toners can affect the quality, print volume per cartridge, and fail rate if you don`t select your vendor carefully.
There are likely two reasons for this: Printer companies price their devices very competitively, in order to entice customers into buying their products. This leads to a nearly microscopic markup, if any, on most printers. And those devices still require investment, time, engineering and resources in order to produce.
Ink and toner cartridges do run out eventually on all types of printers. A laser printer uses a toner which will not dry up compared to other printer cartridges. A toner is powder based while ink cartridges are ink based. They also have a very long shelf life.
Laser printers use toner which will not dry out the same way an ink cartridge does. Unlike ink, which is liquid-based, toner is a dry powder composed of plastic components so it will not dry out. You can leave a toner cartridge in your printer for weeks untouched and it should still print.
Print speeds are denoted in pages-per-minute (PPM). Laser printers have print speeds of 14 PPM and higher. The basic laser printer can print about 30 to 40 pages per minute, whereas high-end models churn out more. You will also come across the term, dots per inch (dpi), which indicates the printing resolution.
Here`s a quick calculation you can do to get a rough idea of how many pages your cartridge will print. The manufacturer`s capacity is based on 5% of the page being covered in ink or toner, but if you are printing large shaded areas or more than 4 paragraphs of text, we generally print at more like 10 – 15% coverage.
Laser printers can print much faster than inkjet printers can. Most are equipped with high-capacity paper trays, so they can print more pages at a given time.
For commercial applications, high-end printers can print up to 100 pages per minute. Black and white printing can still produce images, using shades of gray in place of colors while improving your print speed dramatically over the speed of printing in color.
Canon MF3010 Digital Multifunction Laser Printer

This printer has a printing speed of up to 18 A4 pages per minute. So, it is quick and efficient for almost all your tasks.

For commercial applications, high-end printers can print up to 100 pages per minute. Black and white printing can still produce images, using shades of gray in place of colors while improving your print speed dramatically over the speed of printing in color.
The monthly duty cycle limit is 30,000 pages, with a recommended monthly duty cycle of 500 to 3500 pages. The sort of print job you`re running can be very stressful on the printer; I`d suggest that you allow the printer to cool down for 10-15 minutes every 500 or so pages.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : follow these steps:

HP Color Laserjet blank pages – only jetdirect page
ANSWER : What about the engine test? To do that, drop down the front tray. Feel around on the left side at the top and you’ll feel a little plastic dongle. If you lift up on that it will initiate an engine test page. That will be a page containing lines of each color.

Toner won't adhere to page ONLY when printing from the MAIN tray
ANSWER : When you print from the manual tree, it prints at half speed. The slower speed means the page is in the fuser longer. Replace the fuser.

Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : Thank you. You are a genius. Of course this is not a substitute for cartridge replacement but it is great for extending the life of the color cartridges and allowing you to continue to print until you can get new cartridges.

Expired Toner and Suggestions for Source of Toner
ANSWER : Hi Frank, I had a very similar question two weeks ago, but my “old beloved workhorse” is an HP Laserjet 4L. From the good old days! I too had made bad investments in “new but old truly HP” toner cartridges, hoping to coax more life from my printer. I ended up choosing to try a remanufactured cartridge from www.4inkjets.com. It was a gamble, but the website said they had a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And I can tell you they have lighting fast service. I’ve now printed 50 pages without a flaw. JOY! While the cartridges and technology are different, I suggest you try the same place. And good luck!

toner loose
ANSWER : That would indicate the fuser is not getting hot. Of course, that should cause an error and shut down the printer. Could be a piece of paper wrapped around the heat roller preventing the transfer of heat to the printed sheet.

Canon MP600 died
ANSWER : hey guys I found this on the net check it out maybe somebody can make something out of it cuase they omitted this part on the service manual that I attained cause I have the same problem hope this helps.

HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.