The yield of a laser printer toner cartridge can be affected by several factors. The most important factor is the coverage area. The larger the area that is printed, the more toner that is used. The yield given for most toner cartridges is usually based on about 5% coverage. The quality of the image also plays an important role. Higher quality images, with more dots per inch (dpi), also reduce the yield of a laser printer toner cartridge. Paper quality and temperature can also affect a cartridge’s yield.