You can use good old Google to convert liters to our American units of measure or just approximate that 1 liter is a little more than a quarter gallon or 34 ounces.So how much does it actually cost you to print? You'll need to know the ink cartridge purchase price and divide that by how many pages it can print, or the yield. While printer manufacturers do their own testing, there are many variables such as print settings and page coverage.
Most printer manufacturers provide yield information based on ISO standards that adhere to the set testing standards. The guidelines imply that your mileage may vary, but at least provides a starting point for manufacturers to feign honesty in their numbers. But as this video below shows, it might be worth checking the ink levels for yourself:
- Coverage of 5% following ISO normation. If you are printing photos, please keep in mind that you could be printing nearly 100% coverage. In that case your costs will be significantly higher. Printing photos as such is NOT included in the calculations.
- Usage of - if possible - extra-large cartridges (XL versions - high capacity). If you are using regular cartridges, your costs will be significantly higher.
For more in-depth analysis of ink costs per page, QualityLogic provides intense comparative analysis across the world for your reading pleasure. Read more on Apartment Therapy for tips and tricks to save money on printer costs and make printer ink last longer.
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