The Ultimate Guide of Brother TN420/TN450 Toner Cartridge

Brother TN450 toner cartridge

Brother TN420/TN450 is one of popular models of toner cartridges. In this guide, we cover all basic information about TN420/TN450, including its properties, installation steps, troubleshooting methods and so on to help you better select and smooth use the cartridge. Let’s meet Brother TN420/TN450 toner cartridge!

What is the difference between Brother TN420 and TN450?

The biggest difference between TN420 and TN450 is their page yield. They are the same physical size and fit in the same way, but the TN450 cartridge has more toner in it and can print more pages.

Brother TN420 Toner Cartridge can print up to 1200 pages

Brother TN450 Toner Cartridge can print up to 2600 pages

Therefore, the original price of TN450 toner cartridge is higher. But the retail price doesn’t mean TN420 is more worth buying than TN450 because of the difference of the page yield. The cost per page is necessary to be calculated to know it.

Cost per page of Brother TN420 and TN450 toner:

OEM Brother TN420 Toner Cartridge 1 Pack

$39.98/1200 pages = 3.3 cents

OEM Brother TN450 Toner Cartridge 1 Pack

$58.49 /2600 pages = 2.2 cents

TN450 high-yield cartridge cost less per page than TN420 cartridge. It is obvious that the TN450 is more suitable for users with large printing needs.

Which Brother printers are compatible with TN420/TN450?

Brother TN-420 and TN-450 are compatible with same printers, which are:

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


How do I install TN420/TN450 toner cartridge?

Both the Brother toner cartridges and drum units need to go into your printer, but they are separate and specific cartridges are fit to specific drum units. For TN450 toner cartridge, it must to be inserted into DR420 drum unit before installation. And here are the complete installation steps to help you.

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

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

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

4) Put the combo pack into the printer and restart the printer.

Installation of Brother TN450 toner

Why does the cartridge need to be installed into the drum unit?

A drum unit is not only a carrier for placing a cartridge, but also helps to fix the toner of the cartridge to the paper, and it has longer life than a toner cartridge. Due to the higher page yields of a drum unit, a drum needs to be replaced only after 3-5 toner cartridges are used up normally. As far as DR420 drum concerned, it can print up to 12000 pages while a TN450 toner only prints up to 2600 pages.

Meanwhile, if a cartridge is not inserted into a drum unit, the cartridge is small to install into your printer to cause an unfit issue. Also, the cartridge will be not suitable if it is put into a wrong drum unit. A drum unit is designed for specific toner cartridges, like DR420 drum and TN450/TN420 toner.

How to reduce cost of TN450 toner cartridge?

It is known that original TN420 or original TN450 is expensive for most of people, although OEM TN450 has a lower cost per page. In case of this, consider compatible TN450 toner cartridge is necessary, and v4ink is even more worth considering as one of best compatible consumable products brands. Likewise, we compare the cost per page of original and v4ink to prove it.

 OEM Brother TN450 1 Packv4ink Brother TN450 1 Pack
Price$58.49$19.99
Page Yield2600 pages2600 pages
Cost Per Page2.2 cents0.8 cents

It is proven that v4ink black compatible toner replacement for the high yield TN450 costs less and less than the original. Besides, all products are auto-produced strictly under production standard and all batches are sampled for producing tests, such as printing quality inspection, lift test, endurance test, to ensure they deliver the same high-quality prints you need.


Troubleshooting of TN450 Cartridge and DR420 Drum

There are the solutions to problems commonly encountered by people using the combo pack (TN450 toner and DR420 drum). Hope these can help you.

What should I do if the printout is fade?

Please take out the cartridge and gently shake it from side to side to distribute the toner, and reinserted the toner into the drum unit. Then slide the green tab on the top of the drum unit 3-5 times to clean the corona wire. Notice: the green tab should be in the original (left) position of the drum unit after operation.

Brother DR420 drum and TN450 toner

What should I do if TN450 toner is not recognized?

If your printer prompts “No Toner” error message, make sure the protective cover and sealing tape of the cartridge are removed, and reinstall the TN450 into DR420 drum in place. Please follow the above installation guide step by step.

If the error message is “Toner Low”, please confirm if the cartridge is used up and shake the cartridge from side to side to spread the toner evenly, and prepare a new cartridge to replace.

When the printer displays “replace toner” warning and the cartridge is new, you should check if the reset gear of the cartridge is in the correct position. The following video can help you.

What should I do if DR420 drum is not recognized?

If the new drum is not reset, the error message “replace drum” or “Drum End Soon” will continue to appear. Follow the video to reset the drum counter can help you solve this problem. Notice: Please operate according to your printer model.

Hope the information can help you smoothly use TN420 / TN450 toner cartridges and DR730 drum unit. If you have any questions, please contact us by email: support_ team@v4ink.com.

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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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Brother TN450/TN420 vs DR420, what is the difference?

Brother TN450 and DR420

For Brother printers, toner cartridges and drum units need to work together to print and are purchased separately, which easily lead to you purchase the wrong model. In this article, taking the TN450 and DR420 as examples, I will show you the difference between the toner cartridges and drum units.

An Overview of Brother Toner Cartridges and Drum Units

Toner cartridges

The toner cartridge contains powder for printing text and images, and powder (toner) volume determines the yield of the cartridge, so the toner can be offered in a different yield cartridge size. Brother TN450 is the high-yield version of TN420, and the difference between them is that TN450 can print more pages.

Drum units

The drum is a shelf that holds the cartridge and then prints clear and vivid text and images by fixing the toner of the cartridge to paper. A drum unit lasts longer than a toner cartridge. The cartridge is replaced first, and the drum usually needs to be replaced after 3-5 cartridges are used up.

(Toner + Drum) Compo Pack

A toner cartridge is combined with a drum unit as a unit in your printer, so there are specific Brother Toners that are designed to fit into specific Brother Drums such as, TN450 with DR420, TN760 with DR730, and TN750 with DR720. They cannot be mixed, otherwise the size does not match and cannot be printed.

Brother tn450 cartridge and dr420 drum

What is the difference between DR420 and TN450/TN420?

DR420 is a drum unit but TN450 and TN420 are toner cartridges. Brother DR420 like a shelf to support tn450 or tn420 cartridge, and Brother TN450 and TN420 contains toner to create printouts. We know that TN450 cartridges can print more than TN420 cartridges, but DR420 drum units have higher page yields.

Consumable ModelTN420TN450DR420
TypeToner cartridgeToner cartridgeDrum unit
ColorBlackBlackBlack
Packing Quantity1 pack1 pack1 pack
Page Yield1200 pages2600 pages12000 pages
Original Price$39.98$58.49$104.99
v4ink Price/$19.99$25.99
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months24-36 Months

You can see that DR420 drum has longer service time than TN420 and TN450 toner cartridges because the page yield of the DR420 is almost 5 times of the TN450 and 10 times of the TN420.

But you will find that the original cartridge and the drum are expensive to be replaced. At this time, you can consider v4ink compatible TN450 cartridge and DR420 drum unit. They have same print yield but cost a lot less, so that v4ink doesn’t need to sell standard yield TN420 toner. V4ink products are precisely designed to deliver clear and crisp printing result to satisfy your every need for an amazing range of colors experience.

v4ink tn450 cartridge and dr420 drum unit

When do the TN450 and DR420 need to be replaced?

If the printer prompts “replace toner” or the prints are gradually fading, you need to prepare a new TN450 toner cartridge. If blank spaces or streaks in printing, or the printer prompts “drum replace”, the DR420 drum unit needs to be replaced.

Hope these information can help you better understand TN420 / TN450 toner cartridges and DR730 drum unit. If you have any questions about them, please contact us by email: support_ team@v4ink.com.

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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.

Article Source: https://www.v4ink.com/The-difference-between-TN420-and-TN450-toner-cartridge

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TN450/TN420

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