How to install Brother TN450/TN420 toner cartridge?

Brother TN450 toner cartridge is widely compatible with Brother famous laser printers: DHL series, HL series, MFC series. Read this guide and you will learn how to install the TN450 cartridge in your Brother printer and get TN450 information.

Brother TN450/TN420 Toner Cartridges at a Glance

Brother TN-450 and Brother TN-420 have the size, so they are interchangeable and fit the same Brother printer models. But TN420 cartridge contains less toner than TN450 cartridge, which is the high-capacity version of Brother TN420. It can print 2600 pages, while the standard-capacity version only can print up to 1200 pages based on 5% coverage of A4 letter. If you need to print frequently, we recommend purchasing TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge, which is more cost-effective.

It is worth mentioning that TN420 or TN450 has to be inserted into the slot of DR420 drum unit before being installed into the printer, which means TN-420 standard-yield cartridge and TN-450 high-yield cartridge must to work together with DR-420 drum unit. And the drum can print 12000 pages and lasts longer than the cartridge.

How often should TN450 cartridge be replaced?

Generally speaking, it depends on the amount of the toner and your print volume. Users typically replace the TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge every 3-4 months, but users who print heavily need more frequent replacements.

And printer will let you know when the cartridge or the drum unit needs to be replaced. If the printer prompts “replace toner” message, the TN450 toner cartridge is time to be replaced. And when the printer prompts “drum replace”, the DR420 drum unit needs to be replaced.

How to replace TN450 toner cartridge?

You can install the cartridge into the following suitable printer models:

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

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

FAX-2840, FAX-2940: IntelliFax 2840, IntelliFax 2940

It only takes three steps to put the cartridge into the printer, and this installation guide can apply to TN420 cartridge and DR420 drum unit.

Step 1: Gently shake the TN450/TN420 5-6 times, and remove the plastic protective housing.

Step 2: Put the cartridge into the correct slot of DR420 drum unit.

Step 3: Slide the tap on the top of drum unit 3-5 times to clear the corona wire.

v4ink TN450 compatible toner cartridge

How to reset TN450 toner cartridge?

If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to the expensive original TN-450 toner cartridge, we recommend v4ink compatible TN450 high yield toner cartridge. It costs 78% less than the original cartridge with the same page capacity and is proven to deliver the same high-quality prints you need.

When the printer asks you to “Replace Toner” after installing the new TN450 cartridge, you can reset the cartridge by following the simple steps in the video.

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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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