All printer companies base their yields on 5% page coverage, or based on printer pages where on 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. Suppose if a cartridge has a page yield of approximately 500 pages . With printer manufacturer standards, you should be able to print 500 pages at 5% page coverage, which is comparable to printing around 500 short paragraphs or any other details. 5% coverage is a baseline for comparison. If you are printing something more substantial like a legal document or a full-page color photo, your page yield will drop significantly.