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Brother - TN221BK Toner Cartridge - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 806 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good toner but wrong category (inkjet) in BestBuy

    Posted
    ownerwithcarpet
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    I got Brother Laser printer after I finally got tired of buying Epson MFC inkjet cartridges with electronic chips. Laser printer is costly in the beginning but its quality is much sharper/better and it doesn't smudge if there's a little moisture. Also I don't want to deal with inkjet cartridges anymore. Unfortunately I need to spend more in advance compared to inkjet printer cost. And I could not find this toner under the laser toner category in Best Buy online but finally I found it under inkjet category. Best Buy online should fix this. I used to have Epson printer. Sometimes the Epson ink dried out if I didn't use the printer for a while. Sometimes I printed only a few pages, the chips told me that I ran out of ink. And worse if one ink is out, then I cannot print anything. I never want to buy any Epson printer anymore. HP printer has a good printing quality in general & better print quality compared to Epson but my past experience with HP inkjet printer, the ink cartridges ran out quickly. So it's not cost efficient but I got the worst experience with Epson inkjet printer and (as well as cheap Canon inkjet printer).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality Toner

    Posted
    ITGuy
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    I do IT for a living and have sadly found that most if not all remanufactured or compatible toners are usually not as good as the factory toner for whatever model of printer you own. It has been my experience that they usually don't live up to their advertised page count and I have had a lot of them leak toner inside the printer. Until there are any reman cartridges that are as good as the OEM ones I have found it better to just bite the bullet and buy the OEM toner and accept it. I do find that Brother black and white printers are pretty economical to run since they use a separate drum and toner cartridge. Most other printers have the two combined so the cartridges are more expensive to purchase and on the final per page price. I use Brother fax machines at work and Brother printers at home and have been happy with them in both situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get the ORIGINAL and save more in the long run!

    Posted
    SlickAndBubbas
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    When it comes to toner cartridges experience has taught us that -- regardless of the savings provided by comparable generic cartridges -- there's NOTHING better than the original! After experiencing downtime because of toner leaking and gumming up gears or cartridges re-manufactured to the point connectors don't seat as they should so error messages prevent printing, it's actually less expensive to pay more for an original manufacturer cartridge. That's why we ONLY purchase Brother cartridges for our Brother printer. And the BLACK cartridge does EXACTLY as it should without headaches and issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier than anticipated

    Posted
    cassie
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    I am not familiar with high end printers and this is the first one I've ever owned that uses toners vs little ink cartridges. This replacement toner was easier than I anticipated to install. Took about 5 minutes and clearly explained what I needed to do/not do in order to ensure successful printing once installed. I was recommended to try a brother printer from a friend who also runs a small business, because I continually had connectivity issues when trying to print over wifi with the HP laser printer I purchased originally. So happy I took that back and found this gem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and Quality

    Posted
    Spartans808
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    I don't know why we kept buying inkjet printers. Maybe because it's cheap and what most people buy. We moved into a new office and decided we need to try using color toners. It was worth it in every way. Color comes out perfect. Pages come out perfect each time. Yes the toners are expensive but saves so much time with less trips to the store to keep buying ink toner. Brother wasn't as well known as Epson or HP, but apparently for office printing, Brother is the way to go! This is my first time going with high yield so hope it does what it says!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Toner better than Ink!

    Posted
    Kathy
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    Decent price. Great instructions for installing new toner. I still have lots left for the other colors. Cleaner replacement than when using ink and lots of support. Love my laser much better than my ink jet! I also am very delighted that I can recycle the old cartridge - postage paid - great going Brother and Best Buy! Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's definitely ink

    Posted
    Bestchrisbuythings
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    This is amazing ink for your printer. It helps your printer do it's important job of memorializing your well thought out and spell checked Confessionals onto a peice of paper. You can then revisit these professions of your love throughout your lifetime and remember how you fundamentally failed in life and should have never broken up with Josh. He was the only person that really got you. I wish I never sent you that letter Josh. It's all your fault that I'm empty and dying inside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great priceing free shipping.

    Posted
    JeffinIdaho83636
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    I like my Brother MFC-9340CWD printer but found finding reasonably priced OEM replacement toner cartridges a challenge. I purchased from a variety of online vendors but now there is no reason to with the great competitive pricing from Best Buy. Now I can order AND pay on line and either choose to pickup in store or have the cartridges shipped free to my home office depending on my schedule. Why go anywhere else with these prices and service. Thanks Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    Dennis
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    This model of printer has cartridges that are easy to install. However, printer cartridges, in general, regardless of manufacturer, must come down in price. It’s ridiculous that after a few cartridge replacements, the buyer has already equaled the cost of the Printer itself. This review would be 5 stars if it weren’t for the cost of cartridge replacements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer

    Posted
    RockyAndBullwinkle

    Sick of the headaches that came with the inkjet printers so I made the switch. The only regret I have is that I wasted $350 on a HP inkjet that was supposed to be top of the line office printer. Finally tossed it after combating the dried ink and clogged print heads. Now I can let the printer sit there day in and day out and when I need to print, It works flawlessly. I wished I would have bought the duplex model. Buy is and never look back at ink.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    YNwYi5SXwD5
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    My minimum criterium is that it works; and it works. I think that it was packaged well, in environmentally friendly packaging, and even better, they provide free shipping for returning the old cartridge, so it doesn't go in the landfill. Instructions are clear. Procedure for replacement is easy. On the other hand, for balanced reporting, I've got very little experience with other toner-based laser printers, so it is hard to compare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy install

    Posted
    CS81
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    Seems like I needed to replace all three colors at once. Odd because you would think some of the colors are used less than the others. Hmm. Everything was good after I replaced all three. I was able to switch to black and white printing while I was waiting to pick up the color toners. We will see how long these last. These are replacing the original toners that came with the printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brother Factory Printer Cartridge

    Posted
    jimnany
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    Not a lot to say about the product except it is not the first one I have bought and they all have worked perfectly. I used to only buy HP computers and printers but the last few computers and printers have had serious flaws so I am changing to other products. My Brother MFC - 9340 CDW printer is the first non - HP printer I have owned in over 20 years and I couldn't be happier. The cartridges work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Posted
    AttorneyRob
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    It’s difficult to get too excited about a toner cartridge but these do the job. They are not TOO insanely expensive and are very easy to change. The biggest complaint that I would have with the whole system is that the printer sends a ‘low toner’ message to the computer way too early. I guess getting a cartridge and having it waiting is better but a month of dismissing ‘low toner’ messages is certainly annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the ease of replacing these ink cartridges!

    Posted
    seaworthy1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love my Brother color printer with scanning, duplex copying, and printing features - it enables me to create wonderful materials of professional quality for teaching classes as a retiree - all without having to leave the comfort of my home office - and I especially love how easy it is to change the ink cartridges! These are wonderful products, and I love having a Best Buy nearby for picking up replacement items...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive

    Posted
    lisa
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    The cartridges work properly, but I feel they are pretty pricey for the output. I'm not sure they are putting out the print volume that is listed on the box. I bought the laser printer, thinking it would save me money in the long run for my home office use, but I'm not so sure anymore. The cartridges seem to run out just as fast, and cost twice as much. Next time I will check out other venues before purchasing at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with genuine toners!

    Posted
    c4Lvin
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    This is my first spare replacement toner cartridge since i got the printer. Hopefully it will last longer than the smaller one that came with the printer. I think this is higher yield than it if I am not mistaken. Didn't want to take a chance with OEM/Fake ones that may damage other parts of the printer. I got my printer since 2013 and is still like brand new. I don't even print with CMY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works way better than ink cartridge.

    Posted
    LZJM
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    I had an hp inkjet printer before I got a laser printer. The ink cartridges always dried out in a short period of time. I don't print a lot of things so sometimes may go 2 weeks to a month and then print. This toner does not dry out & lasts a long time. It costs less than running out to buy ink every few months because it dried out. The print quality is excellent also. Very happy I switched.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Authentic Brother toner cartridge

    Posted
    eddie
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    It works perfectly asit should. I have previously purchased a set of six cartridges from a knock-off brand for less than this one cartridge cost. Two of the knock-offs did not work, yet that still saved me about $200. I needed this in a hurry & decided to spend the extra money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    kvic
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    What can I say. Just like every other brand of printer out there ... I love using the original manufacturer replacement cartridges, but hate paying the high price. I guess I believe in sticking with an original manufacturer cartridge versus a knock-off replacement cartridge. To each his own I guess.

    I would recommend this to a friend