How To Choose The Right Brother Toner Cartridge For Your Printer

How To Choose The Right Brother Toner Cartridge For Your Printer

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Gadgets, Published On
September 22, 2022
Last modified on November 14th, 2022

Whatever kind of laser printer you choose, if you are unable to use the right kind of toner with it, your prints will not be of good quality. So, when shopping for toner cartridges, getting the right serial number is crucial to get the perfect toner. Apart from getting the serial number right, it is also essential to know the cartridge you need. This means that whether you need a black one or the colored ones, i.e; cyan, magenta, yellow.

Among the laser printers, Brother is a known name. They manufacture good laser printers that deliver high-quality prints. However, using the right brother toner cartridge with your printer will ensure the crisp print you want. So to save you from buying the wrong cartridge, we have brought this guide. Let’s see how you can choose the compatible toner cartridge for your printer.

What To Look For When Choosing The Cartridge?


Before purchasing the cartridge for your printer, you need to see whether you want to buy the certified toner that originally came with your Brother printer or if you want to go with some other cartridge. If you are buying certified toner, you have to consider the following two factors.

  • The serial number of the toner cartridge
  • Color of the cartridge

On the contrary, when going for non-certified cartridges, you will have to ask the seller whether it goes with your printer’s brand. Moreover, it is always good to go through customer reviews when buying another type of toner. We would also recommend that you should not buy the non-certified cartridges in bulk. First, buy just 1 or 2 packs and run them on your printer. If they deliver good print quality then you can continue otherwise you will not be stuck with a bunch of below-par toners.

Brother Printer Cartridge Compatibility

The Brother cartridges come in two sizes. These are the standard yield and high yield. If you print once in a while, then a standard cartridge will be enough for you. However, if you print on a daily basis, then you should consider investing in high-yield cartridges. Moreover, every Brother printer is compatible with a different cartridge. Below is a table summarizing the printer cartridge compatibility. Go through it so that you never end up buying the wrong toner for your printer.

Brother Printer Compatible Brother Toner Cartridge
Brother TN420 Brother TN450 Cartridge
Brother TN530 Brother TN560 Cartridge
Brother TN540 Brother TN570 Cartridge
Brother TN550 Brother TN580 Cartridge
Brother TN620 Brother TN650 Cartridge
Brother TN630 Brother TN660 Cartridge
Brother TN720 Brother TN750 Cartridge
Brother TN730 Brother TN760 Cartridge
Brother TN820 Brother TN850 Cartridge

Stepwise Guide To Install A Brother Toner Cartridge

β€œLow toner” message on your printer screen is your cue to go for replacing the toner. Among printers, the toner replacement process is almost the same with just a few tweaks. Hence, below is a general mechanism to replace your toner cartridge.

So let’s get to it!

Step 1: Prep The Cartridge

Before installing the toner, you have to remove the protective packaging on it. If you do not do so, the toner will not install. Secondly, shake the cartridge. This will evenly distribute the toner powder and remove any powder clumps present. However, be careful and do not shake it violently, otherwise, there is a chance of some powder falling out.

Step 2: Install Into The Drum Unit

Before installing the cartridge into the drum unit, you have to first remove the drum from the printer. It is also worth mentioning that only Brother printers come with a removable drum. Other brands like HP and Canon have their drum unit fixed inside the printer. The advantage of a removable drum unit is that if it gets damaged, you can just buy the drum unit instead of buying a new printer.


So, with a little push, insert the cartridge into its slot in the drum unit. The CLICK sound ensures that it is installed. Before installing the drum unit back into the printer, you should clean the corona wire too. This can be done easily by sliding the tab a few times.

Step 3: Reinstall The Drum Unit

Once you are done fitting the toner cartridge into the drum unit, now it’s time to put back the drum unit into the printer. This is the last step. Once the drum unit is secured inside the printer, you can close the top cover and continue the printing operation once your printer is done priming the toner.

Final Verdict

Choosing a compatible toner cartridge for your printer is crucial to a seamless printing operation. Therefore, when buying one, make sure you go through the serial number thoroughly and then make a purchase. Lastly, when buying in bulk, make sure you store your cartridges in a cool, dry place so that they can last for a long.

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