Getting More from Your Printer: Which Font is Most Efficient?

Huw Carrington of printer cartridge superstore, has been investigating what the manufacturers mean when they say their cartridges yield so many pages based on ‘5% coverage’. ISO 19798:2007, isn’t a very catchy name and furthermore this British Standard is a rather misunderstood system used for the measuring of how much printing a toner cartridge will do before it’s empty. It works out the number of pages based on each sheet having 5% of its surface covered by printing. When I asked around it seems that most people don’t understand how little this is. In fact, the majority think the promised 5% is  a full page of text, sometimes with the odd image thrown in., But I found that this is far from the truth. Even business-documents, like invoices, with open expanses of virgin white... »