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ASTM F1856-98 Standard Practice for Determining Toner Usage for Printer Cartridges (required).
ASTM F 2036 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Larger Area Density and Background on Electrophotographic Printers (required).
ISTA 1A Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb. (68 kg.) or Less. Basic Requirements: fixed displacement vibration and shock testing (only required if shipping product).


Balance or Scale Capable of reading 4Kg with a resolution of 0.1g.
Class 4 Traceable 2Kg specified in owner’s manual of balance scale.
Densitometer capable of reading to three decimal places.
Certified black mat or calibration card /tile, one side calibrated black.
Thermometer and hygrometer for determining temperature and humidity.
Printer data system, as required by per ASTM F 2036
Test target generator-capable of generating 5% page coverage for the cartridge to be evaluated, as required by ASTM F1856
Backing for densitometer readings- recommended GCA backstop, but any diffuse black backing with a reflection density of 1.5 +/- 0.2 is acceptable.