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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 DR420 Drum Unit, 12,000 Pages

Page Yield: 12,000

Reg. Price $57.99

Our Price $39.99

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Buy 3 or More for $37.99 each (save $6.00+)
4inkjets.com's compatible Brother DR420 laser drum unit is guaranteed to perform with your Brother laser printer. It replaces the original Brother DR420 laser drum unit. The compatible replacement DR420 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 DR420 and offer high-quality printing results. Containing new drum and other rollers, they are an economical alternative to expensive OEM DR420 Brother laser drum units and supplies, and offer big savings over brand-name DR420 laser drum unit and supplies. The TN450 are the replacement laser toner cartridges that fit into the DR420 drum housing. You can replace your Brother TN450 without replacing the entire DR420 drum housing. The use of compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's warranty. We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our compatible DR420 laser toner cartridges and supplies.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
DR420 Imaging Drum Brother DR420 Standard 12,000 333.25 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother
 
3.8

(based on 89 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

refurbished drum

First time I purchased a refurbished drum for my laser printer and when it came I installed it but there was a problem with the gears not meshing properly. I called CS and the...Read complete review

First time I purchased a refurbished drum for my laser printer and when it came I installed it but there was a problem with the gears not meshing properly. I called CS and the CSR in tech support was very professional and understood the issue I was having and immediately sent out a new drum, at no cost. I received it in a very timely manner, installed it and all is well now. Just a "fluke" as I have been buying from LD for many years and have always been more than satisfied with their products and customer services. 5-star company, service and products and highly recommended!

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Product did not solve problem.

My Brother HL2240 printer kept giving me an error on the computer screen that the Drum had exceeded its useful life. I shopped for a compatible because the Brother brand was much more expensive....Read complete review

My Brother HL2240 printer kept giving me an error on the computer screen that the Drum had exceeded its useful life. I shopped for a compatible because the Brother brand was much more expensive. However, after installing the new Drum, I still get the error message and the "drum light indicator" still comes on. Even though the print quality is OK, the annoyance of the "drum has exceeded its useful life" hasn't stopped and I don't know why nor how to correct it. Do I just have to put up with it because my printer recognizes that the drum is not a factory original?

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3.0

Iffy

By none

from Oakland, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Good initial print quality, though short-lived. Soon after installation, the ink leaves splotchy marks on the page.

 
1.0

Would not purchase this again

By AHA

from Florids

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Nothing worked after being on the phone 45 min with their tech people.

 
4.0

Seems to be a good value

By Editor

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

So far so good.

 
5.0

Dr420 drum replacement

By wayne

from St George, Ut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

installed easily, ron perfectly, don't know how to reset the printer as to volume

 
5.0

Repeat buyer from LD

By Chuck

from Little Rock , AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Performed. Well at good savings vs brother brand

 
2.0

will not buy this product again

By cosmo

from fort collins, co

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

It make noise when in use, like it is rubbing on something.

 
5.0

LD Laser Printer Drum Unit.

By REK

from Gastonia, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

This product is comparable to the Brother unit at a fraction of the cost.

 
5.0

Ink + from LD

By Oleg

from Brentwood, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

I have used LD products inks for quite a while. Never had any problems. The prices are very good & delivery takes one or two days. Last week the drum unit on my Brother printer (about 5 years old) malfunctioned, so I ordered a replacement. It arrived in 2 days, but it did not work correctly: there was some "screeching" sounds & caused the printer to stop. I called LD & the next day I received another unit which works perfectly.
I have no hesitation in recommending LD products to anybody.
Oleg Reoutt

 
5.0

All good - quality, price and deleivery

By Bill

from Alexandria, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

I already gave you a very favorable review on my last purchase. Why ask again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Printing is much worse

By zez

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Drum is noisy with noticeable fading along the side of the page. I'll be buying another replacement, this time from Brother.

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