Seniors & Value Pack Discounts Available

Printer Cartridge Page Counts Explained:

So, going back to that 500 page cartridge example earlier... The way the printer industry tests each type of cartridge as a whole varies slightly, but as a general rule of thumb every printer cartridge is tested at 5% page coverage (the tests are different for colour vs black & white, and inkjet and laser style printers so it is a generalisation here).

Below we have included some visuals on what ~5% and what ~10% coverage look like respectively - and you decide what you are printing more of. If it is closer to the 10% example you can generally say that the cartridge will do half as many pages as the manufacturer state on the box (250 pages for our example here).

Download High Resolution Versions:

5% Page Coverage (png)


10% Page Coverage (png)