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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

Black
Page Yield: 2500

Reg. Price $59.99

Our Price $19.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Black for $20.99 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 Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
TN221BKCTS Toner Cartridge Brother Brother TN221BK Black Standard Yield 2500 0.80 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great quality at an affordable price!

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Another dud...

I bought 5 cartridges at the same time. 2 Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The first black cartridge failed to load in my printer. It kept repeating the error message telling me...Read complete review

I bought 5 cartridges at the same time. 2 Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The first black cartridge failed to load in my printer. It kept repeating the error message telling me to "replace cartridge." I called 123inkjets and they rushed me another cartridge. Hopefully it will work when needed. Today, I replaced the yellow cartridge. Same thing. I need to call 123inkjets after I install the Brother cartridge to get my wife printing again.

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5.0

I would buy again

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

performed as expected

 
1.0

Another dud...

By Bill

from Alabama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225Y High Yield Yellow Toner:

I bought 5 cartridges at the same time. 2 Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The first black cartridge failed to load in my printer. It kept repeating the error message telling me to "replace cartridge." I called 123inkjets and they rushed me another cartridge. Hopefully it will work when needed. Today, I replaced the yellow cartridge. Same thing. I need to call 123inkjets after I install the Brother cartridge to get my wife printing again.

 
5.0

My wife is a teacher and burns through toner.

By Bill

from Alabama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Even in B&W we go through a lot. I had a problem with one of the B&W toners not seating right and my printer kept erroring and telling me to insert a new cartridge. Called 123Inkjets and they sent me a free replacement cartridge 2 days later!

 
5.0

Repeat customer

By Dale

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Promptly delivered and just as described. Have repeatedly used 123 Inkjet laser toner and appreciate the significant cost savings without sacrificing quality.

 
5.0

Will be a repeat customer

By Sylvia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225C High Yield Cyan Toner:

Product is used in my home office multi-purpose machine. Works great!!! Great price as well.

 
5.0

Will be a repeat customer

By Sylvia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Product is used in my home office multi-purpose machine. Works great!!! Great price as well.

 
5.0

Will be a repeat customer

By Sylvia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225M High Yield Magenta Toner:

Product is used in my home office multi-purpose machine. Works great!!! Great price as well.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will be a repeat customer

By Sylvia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225Y High Yield Yellow Toner:

Product is used in my home office multi-purpose machine. Works great!!! Great price as well.

 
5.0

I would buy again!

By José

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Great price, quality and service!

 
4.0

Return customer

By D

from MD

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Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

great price

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