KYOCERA’s Genuine Toner tops TÜV Tests

14 January 2013

KYOCERA’s Genuine Toner is more reliable, offers higher image quality and produces less waste than third Party Toners

KYOCERA’s Genuine Toner tops TÜV Tests

KYOCERA’s Genuine Toner was shown to be significantly better than third-party toners in an extensive test undertaken by TÜV Rheinland, the internationally-recognised, impartial technical testing expert.
TÜV carried out the tests following international ISO/IEC 19798 standards and measured criteria, including print quality, reliability and wastage. Three sets of toner cartridges from each of three third-party toner brands, referred to as Toner A, Toner B and Toner C, were printed on three identical KYOCERA FS-C5250DN printers for statistically viable results. In total over 200 toner cartridges were used and 300,000 pages printed during the test period, which lasted from March to July 2012. The TÜV tests looked at blackness/lightness, contrast, adhesion, background, ghosting, evenness, waste toner, number of misprints and mechanical errors and leakage.
The TÜV results proved that the print quality of the KYOCERA Genuine Toner is more reliable than the third-party toner and the KYOCERA Genuine Toner produced consistent colour printing throughout the cartridge life as well as visibly more colour intensity. The tests showed that the third-party toners resulted in up to nine times more non-usable prints as well as an inferior level of evenness and significantly high numbers of misprints. Toner B images were noticeably faded after approximately 5,000 prints.
Concerning the reliability of the toner itself, the TÜV tests found that the KYOCERA Genuine Toner caused zero printer down-time compared to Toner C which damaged four developer units in two printers. The KYOCERA Genuine Toner cartridges didn’t have any leakage, unlike two cartridges from Toner A and one from Toner B.
The third-party toner created up to 73% more waste than the KYOCERA Genuine Toner. In addition, 65 out of 69 boxes of Toner A were supplied without a waste toner box.
“KYOCERA welcomes these independent test results from such an internationally-respected facility,” says Steve Mitchell, Group Product Marketing Manager, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK. “It is vital for customers to look not only at the purchase price of toner, but also at indirectly related costs, such as additional maintenance requirements and the time and expense of misprints and non-usable prints. Check out our video for more details and the full test results can be found at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu.”



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