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Cartridge Comparison Guide
  • Cartridge Types
  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge

Page Yield: 2,500

Reg. Price $69.99

Our Price $30.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $29.99 each (save $3.00+)
123inkjets offers high quality compatible alternatives to expensive OEM (genuine) Brother TN221BK black laser toner cartridges for use in your Brother laser printer. Exceptional yields and remarkable results at a phenomenal discount! All 123inkjets brand compatible cartridges are backed by a 2 year guarantee and ship fast!

Compatible Printers

DCP Series

HL Printers

MFC MultiFunction Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
TN221BKCTS Toner Cartridge Brother TN221BK Black Standard 2,500 1,549.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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5.0

All arond great company

By Riglertke

from Richmond,VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

Replaced toner cartridge for work computer. Easy to install. Had to reset the cartridge by hold two buttons (found youtube).

 
4.0

Good print quality

By Mike

from Dupont, WA

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Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

Comparable enough print-quality-wise to OEM.

 
5.0

Great quality at an affordable price!

By Country Computer Guy

from Central Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

These quality toner re[placement cartidges work every time and perform exactly as the OEM cartridges do. I've been a customer for almost a year and use and recommend these to my customers, friends and family.

 
5.0

Great Service

By Addy

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

Long term customer, Never disappointed. Great Service. Prompt shipping.

 
4.0

Works well

By Mary

from Neptune Beach, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

Service is quick, ink seems to work as well as name brand. I am still working on whether it lasts as long, but it does appear that it does. Color is just as good.

 
5.0

Great product

By Printer

from Las Cruces NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

Have ordered many times from 123inkjets and always great fast service and the products have always been top notch.

 
5.0

Great Bang for the Buck!

By Mr Bill

from Chicago, IL

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      Toner cartridges are working well. So Far So Good

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      5.0

      Exactly what I am looking for!

      By Chris69

      from Youngstown, Ohio

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      Comments about Compatible Brother TN221BK Black Laser Toner Cartridge:

      New to this company - Products worked as expected. Received ink products when they said I would. thank You!

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