HP LaserJet 5100 Printer series - Print Cartridge Life Expectancy

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Print Cartridge Life Expectancy

The life of the print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that
print jobs require. When printing text at 5% coverage, an HP print
cartridge lasts an average of 10,000 pages. (A typical business
letter is about 5% coverage.) This assumes that print density is set
to 3 and EconoMode is off. (These are the default settings.)


HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. (If
EconoMode is used consistently to print media with less than 5%
toner coverage, it is possible that the toner supply will outlast the
mechanical parts in the print cartridge.)

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Chapter 3: Printer Maintenance