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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 DR520 Laser Drum Unit

Black
Page Yield: 25000

Reg. Price $98.99

Our Price $54.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More for $51.99 each (save $9.00+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Brother DR520 laser drum cartridge. Our DR520 drum cartridges are professionally designed 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 Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
Instructions
Instructions
DR520 Imaging Drum Brother DR520 Black Standard Yield 25000 0.22 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

It's a drum that can"t be beat.

By Kenneth

from Farmington Hills, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

The printer drum for my Brothers Printer is working great and I saved a lot of money,

 
4.0

great buy - ofc. depot wanted $227 for the product

By nosy

from montgomery, texas

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

thank you again for prompt service. very satisfied

 
5.0

comparable bargain

By sally1951

from myrtle beach, sc

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Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

received product quickly, is comparable to name brand at a bargain

 
5.0

Good quality, excelant savings

By Mrsuu2

from Hemet Ca

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

This is about the 4th or 5th time I have purchased such products from 123 and only once was a issue which they had a new product to me within one day. Great service.

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5.0

Very happy with this product.

By Centralcoastlegal

from Paso Robles, CA

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Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

I am very impressed with all the products that I have purchase through your company and the prices are great.

 
5.0

Great Product

By asdf

from Los Angeles CA

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Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

Great product and fast shipping. I will recommend to anyone.

 
5.0

Great purchase

By wasapeddy

from New york, N.Y.

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

The products work great. They last as long as the name brand. Tha best part is that they cost much less!

 
3.0

it works but...

By mpjb

from Denver, CO

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Brother DR520 Laser Drum:

It was a great price, the service was excellent and the product seems to work but....my machine still shows the whole time that the drum needs to be replaced still-so I won't know when it really does I'm thinking. No amount of resetting etc seems to help.

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