Brother TN760 vs DR730, what is the difference?

Difference between Brother TN760 and DR730

Many guests will encounter various troubles when purchasing consumables for their printers, especially when you are a user of a printer with drum and toner separation structure, you will often encounter the situation of buying wrong products, such as wanting a toner cartridge but buying a drum unit.

Let’s learn some basic knowledge first:

What is toner cartridge?

Toner cartridges contain a finite amount of toner powder, so they can only print a limited amount of pages. You need to replace the toner cartridge when the toner is running short or print quality becomes poor because of toner deterioration. TN730 / TN760 toner cartridge usually use together with DR730 Drum Unit

The following video shows you what is TN760 toner cartridge

What is drum unit?

Drum unit is just a shelf and does not contain toner powder, therefore, you need to add the toner cartridge into the drum unit before you use it.

The drum unit has longer service life than the toner cartridge. It usually only needs to be replaced after about 3-5 toner cartridges have been replaced. Some drum units can last a little longer. The laser printer puts the toner on the roller called “The photosensitive drum” inside the drum unit, and then prints letters and images by fixing toner to the paper by heat and pressure.

What is Toner and Drum Combo Pack?

Before putting it into the printer, you need to install the TN760 toner cartridge into the DR730 drum unit, then you can print normally.

It is worth noting that different toner cartridges match unique drum units. For example, the TN660 toner corresponds to DR630 drum, while the TN760 toner corresponds to DR730 drum. They cannot be mixed, otherwise they will not be installed correctly.

V4ink provides you with TN760 toner cartridge and DR730 drum unit combo pack, which reduces the possibility of customers buying the wrong model.

What is the difference between TN730, TN760 and DR730?

Brother TN730, TN760 and DR730, their names are very similar. How should we distinguish them? What’s the difference between them? How can you avoid buying the wrong item? You can find their differences from the following aspects:


The most difference of the TN730/TN760 and DR730 is their appearance. The DR730 drum unit looks like an empty shelf, because it does not contain toner powder, so its middle is hollow. Its main function is to support the toner cartridge. TN730 and TN760 toner cartridges are looks like, their only difference is the toner powder they contain.

Page Yield

Let’s see their specifications:

Model NameTN730TN760DR730
TypeToner CartridgeToner CartridgeDrum Unit
Packing Quality1 Pack1 Pack1 Pack
Page Yield1,2003,00012,000
Original Price42.9976.99101.49
Cost per page3.58 Cents2.57 Cents0.85 Cents
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months24-36 Months

You will easily find that the page yield of the DR730 drum unit is almost 4 times of the TN760 and 10 times of the TN730, which means the DR730 drum unit has longer service life and more printed pages, which usually need to be replaced after use together with several toner cartridges.

As the difference of the page yield, their price and cost per page are also different. If you print more, TN760 Toner Cartridge will be more affordable.

The Signal to be replaced

When the toner cartridge and drum unit need to be replaced, the printer will give different prompts. Purchase the corresponding products according to the prompts, will not make mistake. 

When do the TN730/TN60/DR730 need to replace?

If the printer prompts “toner low”, “replace toner” or the prints you are getting are faded, you will need to replace the TN730 / TN760 toner cartridge.

If the printer prompts “replace drum”, “drum end soon” or the prints you are getting blank spaces or streaks, you will need to replace the DR730 drum unit.

In addition, you can also check the usage of toner cartridges and drum units by printing a self-test page. The printer will also prompt you to replace the toner cartridge or drum unit when it is exhausted.

How to install TN760 Toner Cartridge into DR730 Drum Unit

The following video shows you how to install TN760 Toner Cartridge into DR730 Drum Unit. It’s easy and you can install by yourself step by step.

I hope this article can help you better understand TN730 / TN760 / DR730. If you have any questions about this model, please contact us by email: Or join our FB group: v4ink Brother TN760 Toner Cartridge Group to discuss and solve problems with us.

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