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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.

Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit, 25,000 Pages

Page Yield: 25000

Reg. Price $180.99

Our Price $103.99

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Buy 3 or More for $99.99 each (save $12.00+)
4inkjets.com's remanufactured Brother DR310CL laser drum unit is guaranteed to perform with your Brother laser printer. It replaces the original Brother DR310CL laser drum unit. The remanufactured replacement DR310CL 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 DR310CL and offer high-quality printing results. Manufactured with mostly new parts, they are an economical alternative to expensive OEM DR310CL Brother laser drum units and supplies, and offer big savings over brand-name DR310CL laser drum unit and supplies. The use of remanufactured replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's guarantee. We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our remanufactured DR310CL laser toner cartridges and supplies.

Compatible Printers

HL Printers

MFC MultiFunction Printers


SKU Product Type Printer Brand Brand Name OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
DR310CLRD Imaging Drum Brother Brother DR310CL Color Standard Yield 25000 0.42 cents 36-48 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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    Hello I need to replace the drum in my brother printer model # mfc-9340cdw can you tell me which of your products would be compatible?
    Asked on 1/28/2016 by xochi

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      The correct drum unit for your MFC-9340CDW printer would be the DR-221CL.

      Answered on 1/28/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
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I will buy again

By Kathey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

like the price


Better than OEM

By Sam

from Oak Hills CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

Better, i.e. cheaper and thus better. Works the same as Brother products at almost 1/2 the price. I ave thre Brother multi task machines and the products work well in all.


Great value

By Jim

from Rimforest CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

Printout n my Brother HL4150cdn printer had gone downhill (6 years on the drum unit). Put this reman drum unit in with 4 LD toner cartridges and had an instant rebirth of the printer. Well done LD!


remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit

By Disappointed

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

I printed about 30 or so copies with the re-manufactured drum and got another 'Drum Error'. There were no instructions included with the unit I received as to how to reset the printer (tell it how to eliminate the 'drum error' message so I called tech support. Tech support had me do a hard reset but that didn't help. They're sending me another unit with a prepaid shipping label to return the defective unit. This is a delay and hassle that is annoying.


As good as described

By The Tax Man

from West Palm Beach, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

Drum unit arrived on time. Easy to install.
Works great just like toner cartridges I have purchased numerous times.
LD is the best!!


Remanufactured drum unit

By Marq.

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured Brother DR310CL Drum Unit:

It works as well as the original. It gives me no problems.
the person who took my order told me of the difference in the lengths of warranties between the new Brother unit(one month} and your unit (two years), so I chose yours. The tech support, I think her name is Sonia, was excellent in guiding me through its installation. As for the delivery, it was timely. I was very much satisfied with dealing with your Company. I haven't yet installed the toners; I expect to have the same level of satisfaction with them.

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