ISO/IEC 24734

ISO/IEC 24734 is an international standard that specifies the method for testing and measuring the productivity of digital printing devices, including single-function and multi-function printers, regardless of technology (e.g., inkjet, laser). It provides a set of standardized test documents, test setup procedures, and the reporting requirements for the test results.

Definition and purpose

The standard's purpose is to establish a consistent, repeatable approach to measuring the print productivity of different devices in a way that can be compared across different models and manufacturers. It aims to give end-users reliable information on the print speed of various devices under specific test conditions.

Governing Body

ISO/IEC 24734 is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Last updated

Initially published in 2014, the latest version of ISO/IEC 24734 was published in 2021, known as ISO/IEC 24734:2021

Applies to

ISO/IEC 24734 applies to manufacturers, reviewers, and consumers within the industry of digital printing devices. This includes office equipment manufacturers, testing organizations, and businesses that utilize digital printers and want to understand their performance characteristics.

Controls and requirements

The standard outlines a number of requirements, including:

  • Test Files: Standardized test files are provided for various types of documents (e.g., text, graphics).
  • Test Setup: Instructions for setting up the printers and conducting the tests.
  • Test Procedure: Step-by-step process for running the tests, including how to measure and calculate the productivity of the printer.
  • Reporting: Guidelines on how to report the results, ensuring transparency and comparability.

Please refer to the official ISO/IEC 24734:2021 documentation for details on controls and requirements.

Audit type, frequency, and duration

The "audit" for ISO/IEC 24734 would typically be conducted as a part of internal product testing by manufacturers or by independent reviewers and testing organizations to verify manufacturers' claims about print speed. Testing frequency might depend on the internal quality assurance processes of the manufacturer, upon release of new printer models, or when significant changes are made to existing models.

The duration of testing to the ISO/IEC 24734 standard can vary, but it is usually a matter of hours or days, depending on the number of devices being tested and the range of functions that the device supports.

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