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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 TN221BK Black Toner Cartridge, 2,500 Pages

Page Yield: 2,500

Reg. Price $59.99

Our Price $24.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $24.00 each (save $2.97+)
This is a compatible Brother TN221BK black laser toner cartridge guaranteed to perform with your Brother laser printer. It replaces the original Brother TN221BK laser toner cartridge. The compatible replacement TN221BK laser toner cartridges and supplies 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 TN221BK and offer high-quality printing results. Our compatible toner cartridges are manufactured brand new and are an economical alternative to expensive OEM TN221BK Brother laser toner cartridges and supplies. The use of compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer warranty.
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our compatible TN221BK laser toner cartridges and supplies.

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 1,249.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner
 
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(based on 78 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I can't hardly believe it!

I first ordered black cartridges for a Brother MFC 9130CW multipurpoe copier. Then, of course, needed the color cartridges. The black cartridge fit and worked fine, so I ordered the color package...Read complete review

I first ordered black cartridges for a Brother MFC 9130CW multipurpoe copier. Then, of course, needed the color cartridges. The black cartridge fit and worked fine, so I ordered the color package of cartridges. Delivered in 3 days, work perfectly and a great saving over other refill. The colors are working as well as I had hoped, and hoped for perfection. I don't know if there wil be a difference in the number of prints yet. I rely on reviews for my decisions and wanted to be sure to respond with honest input.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

High hopes, low performance

I was am sadly disappointed with 4InkJets' TN 221 toner cartridge. I purchased this for my Brother laser printer after I ran out of toner in the middle of printing an important wedding invitation...Read complete review

I was am sadly disappointed with 4InkJets' TN 221 toner cartridge. I purchased this for my Brother laser printer after I ran out of toner in the middle of printing an important wedding invitation order. Despite every possible adjustment to get the best possible print (paper thickness for slower input speed and longer heat time, resetting the drums) I had consistent problems with shadowing, toner dust, and flaking. Even for casual printing this is unacceptable. I am shipping the toner back for a refund.

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5.0

Great Value

By Phil F.

from Long Beach CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

I've saved $$$$ every time. Every carteriage worked perfectly

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Brian

from Cleveland, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Purchase was OK. I think installation directions included within the packet would be convenient.

 
5.0

Satisfied Customer

By Max

from Grass Valley, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Just started using it with success.

 
1.0

Not Campatible

By Bill

from Memphis Tn

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Copies are very light, after Darkening and adding steps. Very Dissapointing.

 
4.0

Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner

By Paul

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Although too early to say - how long or how many pages this toner will print, but the product arrived in time and was easy to install.

 
1.0

Poor print quality, not Brother Compatible.

By Bill

from Memphis Tn

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

No comment

 
5.0

They mean it when they say 100% satisfaction guarantee

By The doctor is in

from Hartford, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225C HY Cyan Toner:

One of the most important measures of a company's reliability is what it does when there's a problem. One of the color toner cartridges in a recent purchase was defective. I called LD and told them. That's all I had to do. Without further questions, they shipped me a replacement cartridge via express mail, along with a prepaid mailer to return the defective item.

I can't think of what better service would be.

 
5.0

Top Quality Products at Affordable Prices

By James III

from Upstate NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

I find LD's ink toner cartridges are of OEM quality but at a fraction of OEM prices. Great value and super fast delivery.

 
5.0

great product, works as it should and great price

By Johnny Quest

from Robbinsville, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN225C HY Cyan Toner:

I've had ink jet printers since I can remember, Laser jet is the way to go! No issue with my Brother MFC 9130CW, dropped right in, calibration and test page worked great! completely satisfied. Kids don't complain any more!..

 
5.0

GREAT DEAL

By M-ZAMAN

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible TN221BK Black Toner:

Great price and excellent quality, will continue to purchase more

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