Brother Ink Cartridge - Consumable Jet Printer Cartridges
Finding the right Brother ink cartridge for your printer is easy if you note your printer type and cartridge number before placing any order for a replacement. Don't guess, Brother produce a wide range of printers and each one takes a different cartridge.
Brother began producing the world's first high-speed dot matrix printer in 1971 and today is one of the leading manufacturers of office printers and consumables. The Brother printer range includes monochrome and color laser printers, inkjet printers, label printers and multifunction printers.
You'll find the printer type marked on the front of your machine while the cartridge type will be marked on the cartridge itself. Your instruction manual will tell you how to remove the cartridge if it's not immediately obvious. Brother ink cartridges are generally very easy to replace. Once you buy a new cartridge it will store unopened for up to two years. Once opened, however, you should install it immediately and use within six months.
Many Brother printers use separate ink cartridges for each color so you only have to replace the cartridge low on ink; so they cost less to run in the long-term and benefit the environment. Another cost-saving and environmentally friendly benefit can be seen on Brother laser printers: the printers are designed so that the toner and drum are replaced separately, so when your toner runs out only this, and not the plastic casing, needs to be replaced.
For increased savings look out for the 'lighter printing function' on Brother toner cartridges. This function uses less toner for printing, allowing you to save ink and reducing the need for frequent, and costly, toner replacements.
Brother ink cartridges typically yield high print volumes but these figures vary with each printer. It's advisable to check print volume statistics on individual printers before you make a decision about which one to buy.
Brother ink cartridges typically cost between $4 and $8 online, cartridges for multi-function machines should cost between $13 and $22, laser toners can costs between $60 and $120.