What’s the Difference? Brother TN620 vs TN650 Toner

It’s something every printer owner faces: A complicated list of similar, yet teeny bit different, cartridge numbers. If you’re an owner of, say, a Brother 5340 or 8480 laser printer, you’ll find yourself in this category. Are you supposed to use the TN-620 or similarly named TN-650 toner cartridge?a The answer? Either one works–they’re interchangeable. The TN-620 is what’s called a low-yield toner cartridge, while the TN-650 is considered a high-yield cartridge. Based on the criteria (5% page coverage) set by the International Standards Organization (ISO),...

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What’s the Difference? Brother TN330 vs TN360 Toner

You may have been wondering about the Brother TN330 vs TN360 toner cartridges mentioned in the manual after realizing the starter cartridge that came with your new Brother printer only yields about 1,000 pages. Making the right choice can save you money once you understand the differences outlined below. To be sure, those starter cartridges have a maddeningly reduced output compared to the standard cartridges. Brother is not the only manufacturer to do this since they all want to get you into the flow of cartridge replacement quickly and keep the initial cost of the printer down without the...

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Can Brother TN450 Compatible Toner Save You Money?

We all want to get more from our printers while paying less. Is there such a thing in the cluttered world of inks and toners? Sure, and the Brother TN450 toner cartridge is a great example…while its identical cousin, the TN420, is…less so. But why? As you can probably tell from the image above, both cartridges are appear to be virtually the same–except that one is a low-yield cartridge, while the other is high-yield. The Brother TN420 and TN450 are interchangeable and compatible with the same Brother laser printers Here’s a chart of those printers: Compatible Brother...

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What is Hard to Find Quality Color Printer Toner?

You may find through trial and error that not all color toner printer cartridges use the same quality of ink particles. The truth is that the size of the toner particles has been an ongoing problem within the industry. Here’s a bit of the science behind this issue with color toner. The smaller the dust-like toner particles, the less likely they are to clog the print heads.  At 8 microns, the particles are less than half of the size in circumference of a single strand of your hair. A cartridge using 8 micron toner provides 600 DPI print resolution. The 600 DPI refers to the diameter of...

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Why are New Drums Important on Remanufactured Toner?

In the bad ol’ days of remanufactured toner cartridges, the so called “drill-and-fill” cartridges gave remanufactured toners a bad rap. Instead of replacing any of the parts, as many do today, the drill-and-fill guys would simply drill into the casing, squirt in the toner and send it off to market without regard for parts that may have become unusable and worn, such as toner drums. One of the most important components in use on a remanufactured toner cartridge is a new drum unit. The electrostatically charged drum unit transfers the toner particles to the paper where they are fused by...

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Are ISO Certifications Important for Printer Toner?

What is ISO and why do companies such as LINKYO adhere to its standards for toner cartridges like the Brother TN450 compatible and value being recognized for doing so? And just as importantly, what do ISO certifications mean to the purchaser of toner cartridges? Each toner cartridge, like this Brother TN450 Compatible, is tested to LINKYO’s high standards, ensuring they meet ISO 14001 and 19001 certifications. ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. ISO provides certification in areas such as Quality Management to businesses, including toner manufacturers,...

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