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Refill toner cartridge vs compatible cartridge

by JS2015 / March 17, 2016 2:13 AM PDT

I have been using Brother laser printer for 3 years and so far using original toner cartridge. I am now planning either to refill original cartridge or buy compatible cartridge. Please suggest which option will be better. Thank you.

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Re: better
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 17, 2016 2:29 AM PDT

Why not start with refill, and when it's empty again try compatible? Then you can form your own opinion about what's better for you.

Kees

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by Steven Haninger / March 17, 2016 2:32 AM PDT

I've done both of those and eventually returned to using original manufacturer's cartridges. Refill attempts were messy and print quality was never as good as OEM. I might be OK with using a compatible one if I considered an old printer to be expendable. I never stock up on cartridges just because they're on sale for the reason that printers die unexpectedly. FWIW, if those two are your only acceptable answers, get a mid range priced refilled (compatible) from a reputable dealer that has a good return/exchange policy. You may get lucky for a while but you're luck will eventually run out.

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