What you are seeing in this section is considered 5% coverage. Most machine manufacturers base their black ink/toner page yield on a 5% coverage. This means only 5% of the page is covered with ink or toner.  5% coverage is double-spaced typing, no bold characters, no pictures.  In contrast, standard Tri-Color ink jet cartridges base their page yield on a 15% coverage (5% for each color).

Same rules apply:

Double-spaced typing, no bold characters, no graphics and no pictures. Photo ink jet cartridges are also based on a 15% coverage but that means 3% cyan, 3% photo cyan, 3% magenta, 3% photo magenta, and 3% yellow.

5% Page Coverage
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