MFC-J6520DW - ink runs out FAST

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    RAX

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    LC123 claims 600 @a4. I got 11 @a3 !
    Full coverage lots of black (monochromatic images/photo) however on non official compatible inks got far far more pages.
    Is there a work around ?
    Printer seems to just say no more printing till replaced.
    Are they really empty ?
     
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    Well 600 pages is based on a 5% coverage rate. You are using a 100% coverage rate on more paper.

    Coverage percentage (%) : Divide by to get approximate number of pages
    5 1
    10 2
    20 4
    30 6
    50 10
    100 20

    The most you would get is about 30 pages so depending on the usage its about right.

    600/20 = 30 pages or so.
     
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    Wow ! Thanks for doin the math for me (wasn't aware of that 5% thing). Strange tho that I got far more out of merely 'compatible' inks.

    Switched because during tests some postcard sized images I made and stored in envelopes appeared to fade/spread/degrade whilst images left pinned to wall remained good.

    So decided probably quality of ink (tho I wasn't keeping close eye on brands of ink I was using at the time).

    Well anyway thanks so much for yr time.
     
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    Yeah I guess 30 pages was what I was getting with other inks.
     
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