The difference between TN420 and TN450 toner cartridge

Brother TN450

Brother laser printers are a popular choice in the market, so are the toner cartridges required for the printers. As one of the most popular black toner cartridges, TN450 and TN420 are in high demand. Buyers often don’t know whether to choose tn450 or tn420 cartridge. Are they the same? What kind of relationship do they have, this article will give you a detailed introduction.

Compatible Brother Printers

Though TN450 and TN420 are the different models, they are the same appearance and are suitable for the same Brother monochrome printers:

DCP Printer Series:

DCP-7060, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-7070DW, DCP-7055, DCP-7057, DCP-7055W

HL Printer Series:

HL-2130, HL-2132, HL-2220, HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D, HL-2242D, HL-2250, HL-2250DN, HL-2270DW, HL-2280DW, HL-2275DW, HL-2135W, HL-2240N

MFC Printer Series:

MFC-7360, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-7240, MFC-7365DN, MFC-7460N

FAX Printer Series:

FAX-2840, FAX-2940

Intellifax Printer Series:

IntelliFax 2840, IntelliFax 2940

What is the difference between TN420 and TN450?

Page Yield

The only difference between TN420 and TN450 is the number of pages printed. Brother TN-420 is a standard-yield toner cartridge and prints approximately 1,200 pages, while TN-450 is a high-yield toner cartridge and can print up to 2600 pages. Because TN420 toner contains less powder, TN420 toner cartridge is less expensive than TN450 cartridge.

 Page YieldOriginal Price
Brother TN420 toner1200 pages$39.98
Brother TN450 toner2600 pages$58.49

Cost Per Page

From the Brother Price, TN420 cartridge is cheaper than TN450 cartridge. But their printable pages are not the same, so not the most accurate price comparison. Therefore, we calculate their cost per page uniformly and find which one is cheaper.

Brother TN420 standard yield toner cartridge:

$39.98/1200 pages = 3.3 cents

Brother TN450 high yield toner cartridge:

$58.49/2600 pages = 2.2 cents

From the results, the cost per page of TN450 high-yield cartridge is lower than TN420 standard-yield cartridge. If you print infrequently, you can save money with TN420 toner, but if you print frequently, we recommend TN450 toner as it has a better long term.

Ways to Save More on TN450 Toner Cartridges

If you are looking to save more on printing costs than Brother TN450 cartridges, we strongly recommend purchasing the v4ink TN450 Compatible High Yield Black Toner Cartridge.

 Brother TN450 1 packv4ink TN450 1 pack
Product Price$58.49$19.99
Page Yield2600 pages2600 pages
Cost Per Page2.2 cents0.8 cents
v4ink Brother TN450

V4ink TN450 toner price is much lower than original TN450 toner, but the product is automatically produced in strict accordance with the standard, with firm fixing and clear printing, which is completely comparable to the original product.

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How do I update my Brother MFC7360N driver?

Brother MFC7360N laser printer is a machine to handle printing and photocopying, it is suitable for small business from home or in an office. It use the tn450 toner cartridge and dr420 drum, the drum and toner cartridge is a two-part consumable, where either of the two toner cartridges clip into a cradle in the drum.

According to Brother’s official website, we’ll first have to uninstall the older driver first. To do so:

  1.  On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK.
  2. Double-click on Printer queues.
  3. Right-click on Brother MFC 7360N and click Uninstall device.
  4. Head to Brother’s official website Support & Downloads page and click Product Search.
  5. Type MFC 7360N into the Search by Model Name box and click Search.
  6. Click Downloads.
  7. Select your Windows OS and OS version. Then click Search.
  8. Click the first result for the full driver package. Then select your preferred language.
  9. Click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  10. Follow the notes to finish the manual install.
  11. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.