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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 DR400 Drum Unit, 20,000 Pages

Page Yield: 20,000

Reg. Price $109.99

Our Price $44.99

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Buy 3 or More for $42.00 each (save $8.97+)
4inkjets.com's compatible Brother DR400 laser drum unit is guaranteed to perform with your Brother laser printer. It replaces the original Brother DR400 laser drum unit. The compatible replacement DR400 laser toner cartridges and supplies (also known as generic) are specially engineered to meet the highest standards of quality, reliability and exceptional yields that meet or exceed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards for the DR400 and offer high-quality printing results. Manufactured with brand new parts, they are an economical alternative to expensive OEM DR400 Brother laser drum units and supplies, and offer big savings over brand-name DR400 laser drum unit and supplies. The use of compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's guarantee. We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our compatible DR400 laser toner cartridges and supplies.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
DR400 Imaging Drum Brother DR400 Black Standard 20,000 224.95 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit
 
3.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great

Over the years, I've purchased several laser drums and toners for my old trusty Brother laser. I've only received one bad toner cartridge, and after a quick phone call, they had a replacement...Read complete review

Over the years, I've purchased several laser drums and toners for my old trusty Brother laser. I've only received one bad toner cartridge, and after a quick phone call, they had a replacement on the way immediately. I've never had a problem with a drum. Also, I've purchased many ink cartridges for about 4 different HP all-in-ones, and most recently, for a Brother all-in-one. There has never been a problem with any of them.

I highly recommend this company and it's products. You'll get a lot of bang for the buck.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Looks like quality control problem

I ordered a drum and corresponding ink cartridge. The drum was malfunctioning with very noticeable non-print streaks vertically.

LD was courteous to send me a replacement and return postage.

The...Read complete review

I ordered a drum and corresponding ink cartridge. The drum was malfunctioning with very noticeable non-print streaks vertically.

LD was courteous to send me a replacement and return postage.

The replacement also malfunctioned.

I ended up returning both drums. I got the refund.

Incidentally my old drum (which was showing its age to need a replacement) works better with the new ink cartridge than either of the replacement drums did.

Looks like a quality control issue.

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4.0

Wonderful product! So glad I found your company!

By Judy

from Menifee CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

Drum is working well and with it is meeting or exceeding OEM, how could you go wrong? Prices are fantastic. Highly recommended! Will recommend and order again from your company!

 
4.0

I asked to return one DR400 and was given no action

By Jerry

from Pahrump

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

I asked to return one DR400 and no action was taken. Everyone said they would get back, no one did.
George M Lavell

 
5.0

Excellent product, equal to OEM.

By Sierra-Core

from Pittsburgh

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

Perfect fit for my Brother MFC9700. Excellent print quality

 
5.0

Your products have always been dependable.

By Den18

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

I have been using your products for a few years now and I really am very satisfied with the quality of the products I have purchased.

 
5.0

Great value for reasonable price

By Exbadger

from Tucson, AZ

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

Easy to install. Print quality is very good. Definitely has extended the life of my printer.

 
5.0

Great value, very good quality.

By whiplash99

from Ames, Iowa

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

Works as well as the OEM drum cart. Gives as black a black. Good part is that it is 1/5 the cost of the OEM with the same print life expectancy. Another win for LD Products!

 
1.0

Product is defective. 4inkjets responded immediate

By BobClovis

from Central California

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

I notified 4inkjets and they immediately sent replacements. Unfortunately the replacements were also defective. I notified them and they requested I return the defective product and they promise to refund the cost. I'm sure they will as they have done everything they promised to this point.
I won't order this product again, but I will order OEM until they have cleared out this defective product.

 
2.0

Lighter tone

By n3eyq

from Kingsotn, NY

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

I had trouble with the toner cartridge it looks like... near end of life but I purchased a drum unit due to other issues i thought may have occurred.. Toner distribution on page is sporatic and lite... the older original drum after cleaning and installing was still better than the replacement for sharpness and darkness all i needed was a replacement toner cartridge and the new drum unit was not performing as I thought it should.

 
1.0

Looks like quality control problem

By rckolon

from Burien WA

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

I ordered a drum and corresponding ink cartridge. The drum was malfunctioning with very noticeable non-print streaks vertically.

LD was courteous to send me a replacement and return postage.

The replacement also malfunctioned.

I ended up returning both drums. I got the refund.

Incidentally my old drum (which was showing its age to need a replacement) works better with the new ink cartridge than either of the replacement drums did.

Looks like a quality control issue.

 
5.0

Works great

By jayindep

from Independence, MO

Site Member

Comments about Brother Compatible DR400 Drum Unit:

Over the years, I've purchased several laser drums and toners for my old trusty Brother laser. I've only received one bad toner cartridge, and after a quick phone call, they had a replacement on the way immediately. I've never had a problem with a drum. Also, I've purchased many ink cartridges for about 4 different HP all-in-ones, and most recently, for a Brother all-in-one. There has never been a problem with any of them.

I highly recommend this company and it's products. You'll get a lot of bang for the buck.

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