ASTM-F2734 Standard Practice for Testing the Shelf Life of Ink Jet Printer Cartridges (Withdrawn 2016)

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Standard Practice for Testing the Shelf Life of Ink Jet Printer Cartridges (Withdrawn 2016)


1.1 This practice describes a practical procedure to help determine the shelf life confidence of a sample ink jet cartridge in a short period of time. This practice uses an accelerated aging test based on the Arrhenius principle which states that for every 10°C increase in temperature there is, approximately, a two times rate increase of a chemical reaction.

1.2 This practice consists of comparing the ability of an ink jet cartridge to print after exposure to elevated temperature as compared to a reference ink jet cartridge, such as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) ink jet cartridge.

1.3 This practice can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the overall production of remanufactured or refilled ink jet cartridges.

1.4 To confirm the results of accelerated aging, real-time aging should also be conducted.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

Significance and Use

This practice can be used to determine the stability and performance of ink jet ink when exposed to elevated temperatures in an ink jet cartridge.

This practice can be used for the evaluation of an OEM or other reference ink jet cartridge compared to a corresponding remanufactured, or refilled, or other sample ink jet printer cartridge.

This practice is applicable to all ink jet cartridges, whether single or multicolor.

This practice can be used to assess design goals of manufacturers of ink jet printer cartridges for ink capability, ink filling, and packaging effectiveness.

This practice may be used for research and development, and for quality acceptance evaluation.


ink jet; ink jet printer; page yield; shelf life; ICS Number Code 37.100.20 (Materials for graphic technology)

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To find similar documents by classification:

37.100.20 (Materials for graphic technology Inks, see 87.080)

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July 1, 2008

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