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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 DR420 Laser Drum Unit

Page Yield: 12,000

Reg. Price $62.99

Our Price $50.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More for $47.99 each (save $9.00+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Brother DR420 laser drum cartridge. Our DR420 drum cartridges are refurbished to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Laser cartridge drums you can rely on at a price you can afford. Backed by our 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
DR420 Imaging Drum Brother DR420 Standard 12,000 424.92 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit
 
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1.0

Didn't work properly

By Coloring

from Edgar, WI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

Did not work at all.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works but Noisy

By Denn the BKP

from Manchester Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

Usually LD products are pretty fail safe however I'm going to change out one drum as it's extremely noisy and it's in the main office. Hopefully I can put the noisy drum in another office as it does work.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brother compatible toner and drum units

By ccmail

from portland, or

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

I have been ordering my toner and drum units from 123Inkjets for the past 8 years and have never had a problem with either. Their customer dept is also extremely helpful if you have a rush order or need to split deliveries.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

seems to work but my low toner light stays on

By Bigbadboo

from chicopee ma

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

This is the first replacement for this printeraccomplished as instructed and toner light stays on no matter what??????

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Did not live up to what I expected

By Curtis501

from Fort Worth, TX

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Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

I thought it was going to be of great value to my restaurant. We have printed less than 200 pages and the ink appears to already be running out. I have never had to reset my printer. From the very first day my printer still said the ink was low even though we had just installed the new cartridge. Very disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

The product works well

By travelguy

from St. Peters, MO

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Comments about Compatible Brother DR420 Laser Drum Unit:

I received this new drum (replacement) and there was a part missing on it. I had to take the old apart and use the piece off of it to place on the drum I just received from 123.

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