Purchasing a new toner cartridge from our website is a stunningly straightforward process. Once you’ve found the page that corresponds to your printer’s manufacturer – Brother, for example – all you have to do is select your model number (e.g. DCP-7055) from our comprehensive list, click ‘Add To Basket’, and follow the checkout process from there. Simple!
Having said that...there is one important decision that you’ll have to make before you place your order. We at City Ink Express do our best to offer a wide range of toner products, and that often means that we offer a choice of original cartridges and compatible cartridges.
Original vs. Compatible – What’s the Difference?
First of all, don’t panic – regardless of which option you take, you can rest assured that you’ll get a top-quality product that does your printer proud. The difference is that our original cartridges are made by the same company that manufactured your printer (Brother, in this example), while our compatible cartridges are made by third-party manufacturers like Fotorite.
Pros and Cons
As you’d expect, original toner cartridges offer unsurpassable reliability and print quality. On the negative side, they are more expensive than their compatible counterparts, and as such, they offer less value for money (i.e. you’ll get fewer pages for each pound you spend).
While our compatible cartridges can still produce an exceptionally high print quality, most of them cannot compete with the genuine article – original Brother cartridges will always give better results than compatible third-party products. Of course, the compatible cartridges are cheaper, with a higher page yield for the price you pay.
So what’s my best bet for Brother toner?
We want to make it clear that there’s no wrong answer here. All the cartridges we sell (original and compatible alike) have passed our exacting quality control tests, so you can always buy with confidence. Our cost-effective compatible cartridges will do the job perfectly well, but if you simply must have an original Brother cartridge, we can help you out on that front too.
Click here to see City Ink’s wide range of Brother toner products.