Office equipment — Minimum information to be included in specification sheets — Part 2: Class 3 and Class 4 printers

This document specifies the minimum information to be included in the specification sheets of Class 3 and Class 4 printers in order for users to compare the characteristics of different machines. The term “specification sheets” applies to documents which describe the performance characteristics of the printers to be included in instruction manuals, product brochures or on websites. This document applies to printers that can be operated in an office environment. Printers requiring specially equipped rooms or specially instructed operators are not considered in this document. NOTE This document is intended to facilitate users in selecting a printer which meets their requirements. The ISO/IEC 11160 series deals with different classes of printers, such as class 3 and class 4 printers shown in Table C.1 of (Annex C). Elements for classification of printers is given in Annex A. Detailed descriptions of class 3 and class 4 printers are specified in (3.4) and (3.5). Serial printers which are classified as class 1 or class 2 printers as defined and covered in ISO/IEC 11160-1:1997, Annex C.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO/IEC
STANDARD 11160-2
Third edition
2021-07
Office equipment — Minimum
information to be included in
specification sheets —
Part 2:
Class 3 and Class 4 printers
Équipements de bureau — Information minimale devant figurer dans
les notices techniques —
Partie 2: Imprimantes classe 3 et classe 4
Reference number
ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
ISO/IEC 2021
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All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, or required in the context of its implementation, no part of this publication may

be reproduced or utilized otherwise in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, or posting

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below or ISO’s member body in the country of the requester.
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1

2 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................................................................1

3 Terms and definitions .....................................................................................................................................................................................2

4 Test and measurement conditions.....................................................................................................................................................2

5 Information to be included in the specification sheets ................................................................................................ 3

Annex A (informative) Elements for classification of printers ...............................................................................................11

Annex B (informative) Test pattern ....................................................................................................................................................................12

Annex C (informative) Classification of printers ...................................................................................................................................14

Annex D (informative) Example of a layout for a specification sheet ..............................................................................15

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................19

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ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical

Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are

members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical

committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical

activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the

work.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for

the different types of document should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives or www .iec .ch/ members

_experts/ refdocs).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject

of patent rights. ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights. Details of any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the

Introduction and/or on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents) or the IEC

list of patent declarations received (see patents.iec.ch).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html. In the IEC, see www .iec .ch/ understanding -standards.

This document was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology,

Subcommittee SC 28, Office equipment.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO/IEC 11160-2:2013), which has been

technically revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
— a reference to ISO/IEC 17629 has been added;
— a reference to ISO 9296 has been added.

A list of all parts in the ISO/IEC 11160 series can be found on the ISO and IEC websites.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html and www .iec .ch/ national

-committees.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
Office equipment — Minimum information to be included
in specification sheets —
Part 2:
Class 3 and Class 4 printers
1 Scope

This document specifies the minimum information to be included in the specification sheets of Class 3

and Class 4 printers in order for users to compare the characteristics of different machines. The term

“specification sheets” applies to documents which describe the performance characteristics of the

printers to be included in instruction manuals, product brochures or on websites.

This document applies to printers that can be operated in an office environment. Printers requiring

specially equipped rooms or specially instructed operators are not considered in this document.

NOTE This document is intended to facilitate users in selecting a printer which meets their requirements.

The ISO/IEC 11160 series deals with different classes of printers, such as class 3 and class 4 printers shown in

Table C.1 of (Annex C). Elements for classification of printers is given in Annex A. Detailed descriptions of class

3 and class 4 printers are specified in (3.4) and (3.5). Serial printers which are classified as class 1 or class 2

printers as defined and covered in ISO/IEC 11160-1:1997, Annex C.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 7779, Acoustics — Measurement of airborne noise emitted by information technology and

telecommunications equipment

ISO 9295, Acoustics — Determination of high-frequency sound power levels emitted by machinery and

equipment

ISO 9296, Acoustics — Declared noise emission values of information technology and telecommunications

equipment

ISO/IEC 17629, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for measuring first print out time

for digital printing devices

ISO/IEC 19752, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of toner

cartridge yield for monochromatic electrophotographic printers and multi-function devices that contain

printer components

ISO/IEC 19798, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of toner

cartridge yield for colour printers and multi-function devices that contain printer components

ISO/IEC 24711, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of ink

cartridge yield for colour inkjet printers and multi-function devices that contain printer components

ISO/IEC 24734, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for measuring digital printing

productivity
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ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological database for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at https:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1
printer

physical device which contains image transducer, marking process, paper transport mechanism device

and hardcopies original electronic input image on paper

Note 1 to entry: This may also contain other functional unit, such as raster image processor (RIP) (3.2).

3.2
raster image processor
RIP
device which converts coded character data and/or vector data into raster data
3.3
unit of printing

size of a partition with which a source file can be partitioned into blocks of data that correspond to a

mechanical unit
3.4
class3 printer

device which accept only "raster data" or "character data, encoded character data and raster data", and

the minimum print unit is one page

Note 1 to entry: The source file from the user may have vector data if the system has a RIP, but the file sent to the

printer does not contain any vector data.
Note 2 to entry: Input data may be compressed.
Note 3 to entry: Emulation of class 1 and/or class 2 printers may be supported.

Note 4 to entry: For example, a laser printer receives bit stream of Kanji characters that are generated in the host

computer.
3.5
class4 printer

device which accept character data, coded character data, raster data, or vector data as input data, and

the minimum printing unit is one page
Note 1 to entry: Emulation of class 1 and/or class 2 printers may be supported.
Note 2 to entry: Page Description Language (PDL) is supported.
Note 3 to entry: For example, a laser printer that accepts PDL input.
3.6
paper grammage
gram per square metre (g/m ) of paper
Note 1 to entry: “paper weight” or “media weight” are also used.
4 Test and measurement conditions

Unless otherwise specified, all tests and measurements shall be conducted at the following conditions:

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a) temperature: 23 °C ± 5 °C
b) relative humidity: 50 % ± 20 %
c) line voltage: rated input voltage
d) line frequency: rated frequency
e) paper size: A4
2 2
f) paper grammage: 60 g/m to 90 g/m
g) paper transport direction: standard direction
The test pattern is shown in Annex B.

Annex B is derived from ISO/IEC 10561, where the guideline (character art, size, etc.) is given for the

creation of the test target. So long as the document is text only, a bit of modification causes no influence

over the results of measurement.

For a monochrome test pattern, all letters should be black. For a colour test pattern, arbitrary letters

should be colourized by using the primary colorants of the printer.

Besides A4 paper size, the size most commonly used in the country may be used, both for the test page

and the copies. This shall be indicated in the specification sheet.
5 Information to be included in the specification sheets

Table 1 defines, for each parameter, the name of the parameter and a short description of the entry.

These constitute the information to be included in the specification sheet. Parameters whose properties

shall be included in the specification sheets are marked as “R” (required), while other parameters

whose properties are recommended to be included are marked as “O” (optional).

The heading of the specification sheet shall indicate that it has been prepared in accordance with this

document, i.e. ISO/IEC 11160-2. For every parameter, if a special instruction is not given, the name of

the parameter of Table 1 shall be used without change. Non-applicable parameters may be ignored,

without changing the order of remaining parameters.

Additional parameters may be adjacently inserted to the related parameter in Table 1 for the purpose

of describing the function which is not covered by other parameters.

For a parameter with voluminous description, it may be stated separately and may use a figure or a

table. In such case, the caption of the figure or the table shall be identical to the name of parameter

shown in Table 1.

The “Remarks and examples” column is provided for the persons who prepare the information sheet,

and it is not intended to appear in the specification sheet. The column includes informative examples

and normative test methods and descriptions. Test methods to be applied, when not defined in other

International Standards, are defined in this column.

Whenever a capacity is given in sheets, the reference paper grammage (g/m ) shall be specified.

Numbers attached to parameters are not normative but only for convenience.
The example of the specification sheets is shown in Annex D.
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Table 1 — Information to be included
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples
1 General data
1.1 Printer class O Class 3 or class 4 printer Specified in (3.4) and (3.5).
1.2 Machine name, R Product name, model number
model and/or model
number
1.3 Type O State the machine type State if the machine is portable,
desktop or floor-standing for the
standard configuration, without
optional devices.

1.4 Printing method R The printing process used Such as ink-jet, thermal transfer,

electro-photographic (laser), elec-
trophotographic (LED).

1.5 Print resolution R Indicate horizontal and vertical dots Note that the theoretical writing

per 25,4 mm (dpi), in this order. resolution and the actual printing
resolution may be different. If the
The maximum value shall be indicated
dot density can be stepped up and
in the order of horizontal and vertical.
down, all grades should be indicat-
ed.
The design capability of the machine to
place the dots.
If technologies which can improve
apparent resolution (line smooth-
ing technology, bit depth control for
each dot, etc.) are applied, result-
ant resolution, its method or trade
name of such technology should be
additionally indicated.
1.6 Tone O Indicate the available number of tone
or colours in design theory.
2. Performance data

2.1 Warm-up time R Time required by a device to recover The determination shall be made

from off state given by the difference according to ISO/IEC 17629.
in FPOT between off state and ready
state.

2.2 Recovery time R Time required by a device to recover The determination shall be made

from sleep state given by the difference according to ISO/IEC 17629.
in FPOT between sleep state and ready
state.
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Table 1 (continued)
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples

2.3 First print out time R Number of seconds between the initia- The determination shall be made

(FPOT) tion of the job until the complete exit of according to ISO/IEC 17629.
the first sheet.
In addition to the FPOT from Ready
A pointer to the full test report. on the left, there are two FPOT
items as options.
1) FPOT from Sleep
The time from the start of the job in
the sleep state to the time when the
first sheet is completely discharged
is described in seconds.
2) FPOT from Off
Describe in seconds the time from
the start of the job immediately
after turning on the power to the
time when the first sheet is com-
pletely discharged.

2.4 Continuous print O Measure the time (t in second) from The continuous print speed shall

speed just after complete discharge of the not include the time for mainte-
first sheet to end of discharge of the nance, such as cleaning.
last sheet (n=n sheet) for more than
Significant digits for the sustained
one minute. The sustained through-
throughput (S in sheets/min) are:
put (S) is calculated using following
formula: for less than 10 sheets/min: two
digits;
",0" can be deleted and make inte-
tn÷−()1
ger number (for example, 6,0 to 6);
For printers with duplex mode, meas-
for 10 pages/min or more and less
ure the throughput at duplex printing
than 100 pages/min: two digits
mode.
or three digits may be selected at
Indicate:
company's option;
for simplex print: pages/min;
for 100 pages/min or more: three
digits.
for duplex print: images/min (doubling
S obtained from the above formula).
Describe the value whether it is for
monochrome, colour or both.
For the test pattern, see Clause 4.

2.5 Printing R State ESAT parameters and a pointer to The determination shall be made

productivity the full test report. according to ISO/IEC 24734.
3 Control Parameter 3.2 may be described
together with parameter 3.1 at the
end of 3.1.

3.1 Interface for hard- R State the hardware connections For example, IEEE1284, USB,

ware connection available. and the name of standard for 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, wireless

connection, etc. LAN(IEEE 802.11b).
For optional feature, state as it is.

3.2 Interface for connec- O Identify communication protocols. For example, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, IPP,

tion control IPPS, etc.
3.3 Command R Identify page description language,
emulation and/or host-based.
3.4 Supported operating O Identify the supported operating sys-
systems tems.
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Table 1 (continued)
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples
3.5 Processor O Identify the trade name and clock fre-
quency of processor.
3.6 Memory This parameter may be described
together with parameters 3.6.1 and
3.6.2.

3.6.1 Standard memory R Describe the capacity of memory in Megabyte (MB) or gigabyte (GB),

number of bytes. etc.

3.6.2 Optional memory O Describe the capacity of optional Megabyte (MB) or gigabyte (GB),

memory in number of bytes. Method of etc. Name of card or DIMM type
installation may also be described. may also be described.

3.6.3 Mass storage O Describe the capacity of mass storage If the mass storage is optional, de-

in number of bytes. scribe as it is.
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INTERNATIONAL ISO/IEC
STANDARD 11160-2
Third edition
Office equipment — Minimum
information to be included in
specification sheets —
Part 2:
Class 3 and Class 4 printers
Équipements de bureau — Information minimale devant figurer dans
les notices techniques —
Partie 2: Imprimantes classe 3 et classe 4
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below or ISO’s member body in the country of the requester.
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1

2 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................................................................1

3 Terms and definitions .....................................................................................................................................................................................2

4 Test and measurement conditions.....................................................................................................................................................2

5 Information to be included in the specification sheets ................................................................................................ 3

Annex A (informative) Elements for classification of printers ...............................................................................................11

Annex B (informative) Test pattern ....................................................................................................................................................................12

Annex C (informative) Classification of printers ...................................................................................................................................14

Annex D (informative) Example of a layout for a specification sheet ..............................................................................15

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................19

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ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical

Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are

members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical

committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical

activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the

work.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for

the different types of document should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives or www .iec .ch/ members

_experts/ refdocs).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject

of patent rights. ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights. Details of any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the

Introduction and/or on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents) or the IEC

list of patent declarations received (see patents.iec.ch).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html. In the IEC, see www .iec .ch/ understanding -standards.

This document was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology,

Subcommittee SC 28, Office equipment.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO/IEC 11160-2:2013), which has been

technically revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
— a reference to ISO/IEC 17629 has been added.

A list of all parts in the ISO/IEC 11160 series can be found on the ISO and IEC websites.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html and www .iec .ch/ national

-committees.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
Office equipment — Minimum information to be included
in specification sheets —
Part 2:
Class 3 and Class 4 printers
1 Scope

This document specifies the minimum information to be included in the specification sheets of Class 3

and Class 4 printers in order for users to compare the characteristics of different machines. The term

“specification sheets” applies to documents which describe the performance characteristics of the

printers to be included in instruction manuals, product brochures or on websites.

This document applies to printers that can be operated in an office environment. Printers requiring

specially equipped rooms or specially instructed operators are not considered in this document.

NOTE This document is intended to facilitate users in selecting a printer which meets their requirements.

The ISO/IEC 11160 series deals with different classes of printers, such as class 3 and class 4 printers shown in

Table C.1 of (Annex C). Elements for classification of printers is given in Annex A. Detailed descriptions of class

3 and class 4 printers are specified in (3.4) and (3.5). Serial printers which are classified as class 1 or class 2

printers as defined and covered in ISO/IEC 11160-1:1997, Annex C.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 7779, Acoustics — Measurement of airborne noise emitted by information technology and

telecommunications equipment

ISO 9295, Acoustics — Determination of high-frequency sound power levels emitted by machinery and

equipment

ISO 9296, Acoustics — Declared noise emission values of information technology and telecommunications

equipment

ISO/IEC 17629, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for measuring first print out time

for digital printing devices

ISO/IEC 19752, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of toner

cartridge yield for monochromatic electrophotographic printers and multi-function devices that contain

printer components

ISO/IEC 19798, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of toner

cartridge yield for colour printers and multi-function devices that contain printer components

ISO/IEC 24711, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for the determination of ink

cartridge yield for colour inkjet printers and multi-function devices that contain printer components

ISO/IEC 24734, Information technology — Office equipment — Method for measuring digital printing

productivity
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ISO/IEC 11160-2:2021(E)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological database for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at https:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1
printer

physical device which contains image transducer, marking process, paper transport mechanism device

and hardcopies original electronic input image on paper

Note 1 to entry: This may also contain other functional unit, such as raster image processor (RIP) (3.2).

3.2
raster image processor
RIP
device which converts coded character data and/or vector data into raster data
3.3
unit of printing

size of a partition with which a source file can be partitioned into blocks of data that correspond to a

mechanical unit
3.4
class3 printer

device which accept only "raster data" or "character data, encoded character data and raster data", and

the minimum print unit is one page

Note 1 to entry: The source file from the user may have vector data if the system has a RIP, but the file sent to the

printer does not contain any vector data.
Note 2 to entry: Input data may be compressed.
Note 3 to entry: Emulation of class 1 and/or class 2 printers may be supported.

Note 4 to entry: For example, a laser printer receives bit stream of Kanji characters that are generated in the host

computer.
3.5
class4 printer

device which accept character data, coded character data, raster data, or vector data as input data, and

the minimum printing unit is one page
Note 1 to entry: Emulation of class 1 and/or class 2 printers may be supported.
Note 2 to entry: Page Description Language (PDL) is supported.
Note 3 to entry: For example, a laser printer that accepts PDL input.
3.6
paper grammage
gram per square metre (g/m ) of paper
Note 1 to entry: “paper weight” or “media weight” are also used.
4 Test and measurement conditions

Unless otherwise specified, all tests and measurements shall be conducted at the following conditions:

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a) temperature: 23 °C ± 5 °C
b) relative humidity: 50 % ± 20 %
c) line voltage: rated input voltage
d) line frequency: rated frequency
e) paper size: A4
2 2
f) paper grammage: 60 g/m to 90 g/m
g) paper transport direction: standard direction
The test patterns is shown in Annex B.

Annex B is derived from ISO/IEC 10561, where the guideline (character art, size, etc.) is given for the

creation of the test target. So long as the document is text only, a bit of modification causes no influence

over the results of measurement.

For a monochrome test pattern, all letters should be black. For a colour test pattern, arbitrary letters

should be colourized by using the primary colorants of the printer.

Besides A4 paper size, the size most commonly used in the country may be used, both for the test page

and the copies. This shall be indicated in the specification sheet.
5 Information to be included in the specification sheets

Table 1 defines, for each parameter, the name of the parameter and a short description of the entry.

These constitute the information to be included in the specification sheet. Parameters whose properties

shall be included in the specification sheets are marked as “R” (required), while other parameters

whose properties are recommended to be included are marked as “O” (optional).

The heading of the specification sheet shall indicate that it has been prepared in accordance with this

document, i.e. ISO/IEC 11160-2. For every parameter, if a special instruction is not given, the name of

the parameter of Table 1 shall be used without change. Non-applicable parameters may be ignored,

without changing the order of remaining parameters.

Additional parameters may be adjacently inserted to the related parameter in Table 1 for the purpose

of describing the function which is not covered by other parameters.

For a parameter with voluminous description, it may be stated separately and may use a figure or a

table. In such case, the caption of the figure or the table shall be identical to the name of parameter

shown in Table 1.

The “Remarks and examples” column is provided for the persons who prepare the information sheet,

and it is not intended to appear in the specification sheet. The column includes informative examples

and normative test methods and descriptions. Test methods to be applied, when not defined in other

International Standards, are defined in this column.

Whenever a capacity is given in sheets, the reference paper grammage (g/m ) shall be specified.

Numbers attached to parameters are not normative but only for convenience.
The example of the specification sheets is shown in Annex D.
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Table 1 — Information to be included
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples
1 General data
1.1 Printer class O Class 3 or class 4 printer Specified in (3.4) and (3.5).
1.2 Machine name, R Product name, model number
model and/or model
number
1.3 Type O State the machine type State if the machine is portable,
desktop or floor-standing for the
standard configuration, without
optional devices.

1.4 Printing method R The printing process used Such as ink-jet, thermal transfer,

electro-photographic (laser), elec-
trophotographic (LED).

1.5 Print resolution R Indicate horizontal and vertical dots Note that the theoretical writing

per 25,4 mm (dpi), in this order. resolution and the actual printing
resolution may be different. If the
The maximum value shall be indicated
dot density can be stepped up and
in the order of horizontal and vertical.
down, all grades should be indicat-
ed.
The design capability of the machine to
place the dots.
If technologies which can improve
apparent resolution (line smooth-
ing technology, bit depth control for
each dot, etc.) are applied, result-
ant resolution, its method or trade
name of such technology should be
additionally indicated.
1.6 Tone O Indicate the available number of tone
or colours in design theory.
2. Performance data

2.1 Warm-up time R Time required by a device to recover The determination shall be made

from off state given by the difference according to ISO/IEC 17629.
in FPOT between off state and ready
state.

2.2 Recovery time R Time required by a device to recover The determination shall be made

from sleep state given by the difference according to ISO/IEC 17629.
in FPOT between sleep state and ready
state.
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Table 1 (continued)
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples

2.3 First print out time R Number of seconds between the initia- The determination shall be made

(FPOT) tion of the job until the complete exit of according to ISO/IEC 17629.
the first sheet.
In addition to the FPOT from Ready
A pointer to the full test report. on the left, there are two FPOT
items as options.
1) FPOT from Sleep
The time from the start of the job in
the sleep state to the time when the
first sheet is completely discharged
is described in seconds.
2) FPOT from Off
Describe in seconds the time from
the start of the job immediately
after turning on the power to the
time when the first sheet is com-
pletely discharged.

2.4 Continuous print O Measure the time (t in second) from The continuous print speed shall

speed just after complete discharge of the not include the time for mainte-
first sheet to end of discharge of the nance, such as cleaning.
last sheet (n=n sheet) for more than
Significant digits for the sustained
one minute. The sustained through-
throughput (S in sheets/min) are:
put (S) is calculated using following
formula: for less than 10 sheets/min: two
digits;
",0" can be deleted and make inte-
tn÷−()1
ger number (for example, 6,0 to 6);
For printers with duplex mode, meas-
for 10 pages/min or more and less
ure the throughput at duplex printing
than 100 pages/min: two digits
mode.
or three digits may be selected at
Indicate:
company's option;
for simplex print: pages/min;
for 100 pages/min or more: three
digits.
for duplex print: images/min (doubling
S obtained from the above formula).
Describe the value whether it is for
monochrome, colour or both.
For the test pattern, see Clause 4.

2.5 Printing R State ESAT parameters and a pointer to The determination shall be made

productivity the full test report. according to ISO/IEC 24734.
3 Control Parameter 3.2 may be described
together with parameter 3.1 at the
end of 3.1.

3.1 Interface for hard- R State the hardware connections For example, IEEE1284, USB,

ware connection available. and the name of standard for 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, wireless

connection, etc. LAN(IEEE 802.11b).
For optional feature, state as it is.

3.2 Interface for connec- O Identify communication protocols. For example, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, IPP,

tion control IPPS, etc.
3.3 Command R Identify page description language,
emulation and/or host-based.
3.4 Supported operating O Identify the supported operating sys-
systems tems.
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Table 1 (continued)
Parameter R/O Description of the entry Remarks and examples
3.5 Processor O Identify the trade name and clock fre-
quency of processor.
3.6 Memory This parameter may be described
together with parameters 3.6.1 and
3.6.2.

3.6.1 Standard memory R Describe the capacity of memory in Megabyte (MB) or gigabyte (GB),

number of bytes. etc.

3.6.2 Optional memory O Describe the capacity of optional Megabyte (MB) or gigabyte (GB),

memory in number of bytes. Method of etc. Name of card or DIMM type
installation may also be described. may also be described.

3.6.3 Mass storage O Describe the capacity of mass storage If the mass storage is optional, de-

in number of bytes. scribe as it is.
4 Fonts
4.1 Standard fonts O List fonts or indicate number of fonts Ti
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