Having a printer at home or the office is a convenient tool until it runs out of ink or toner. If you’ve been ignoring the alert notification telling you it is time to change your Brother laser printer toner or your printing quality is poor, you may want to consider switching out your cartridge. However, before you purchase a new Brother toner refill, find out everything you need to know for a smooth cartridge change so you can continue printing quality documents without delay.
A Buyer’s Guide to Brother Laser Printer Toner
Most common printers are either an inkjet or laser, and depending on what you have, it will determine if you require a Brother printer toner or ink cartridge. Inkjet printers are ideal for home or small business offices and spray ink droplets onto the paper via small nozzles.
Laser printers are usually bigger and more economical for printing larger volumes at a faster rate than an inkjet. Rather than using ink, laser printers work using toner powder which is attracted to the paper by an electrostatic charge.
What Are the Most Common Printer Types?
If you’re unsure what type of printer you have, there are several ways you can find out, so you know whether to buy ink or toner. You can access your printer property settings on the computer and search under maintenance or options. If you have print head alignment, print head clean, or nozzle check option, then you have an inkjet printer that is not compatible with Brother ink toner. If you open your printer and see a single, long cartridge then you have a laser printer that uses toner. You can also look for a label on the side of your printer or read the user manual, which may indicate the printer type. Alternatively, you can also search for the model number online to discover if you require Brother ink toner cartridges.
Should I Buy a Brother Toner Cartridge or Ink?
Once you determine you have a Brother laser printer that uses toner cartridges, the next step is to find what size it requires. You can remove the empty toner from your printer to see the cartridge number. If your printer only produces black and white documents, you only need to replace one toner, however, if you have a colour printer, it will contain four cartridges.
How to Know Which Printer Ink Toner Cartridge Replacement I Need for My Laser Printer
Toner cartridges are readily available at competitive prices from a wide range of office supply stores such as Office Catch. If you need to replace four colour cartridges at the same time, purchasing a multipack is not only convenient, but also more cost effective. However, while you may think it will save time and hassle to keep a spare toner in the cupboard for the next time your printer runs out of ink, remember toner does expire. The ink consistency can change over time, leading to low-quality prints and may damage your printer.
With the correct information, changing your Brother laser printer toner is a smooth and effortless process. Contact our Office Catch team for professional advice if you require any assistance.