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High price for high quality but it is worth it
on 20 October 2017
I've been using compatible cartridges for a while now (due to cost reasons). However I have finally bitten the bullet and gone back to genuine OEM Brother toner simply because the print quality is superb.
This toner is a very black black. Text is sharp and very clear. There is little to no banding of images and gradients are very clear. The toner itself has quite a good gloss to it and it reminds me of the HP LaserJet toner. At 1200x1200 dpi the output is superb. Even at 600dpi in toner save mode the output is so clear, sharp and black. The halftone (dithering) is lovely and tight compared to compatibles/refills and you get a genuine 1200x1200dpi. The printouts are beautiful. It's like a brand new printer again. The text is bold, clear and crisp on the 100gsm letterhead paper I use so my letters are high quality and professional looking. No more dropouts, fading or fuzzy text for me. Even on basic 75gsm copier paper. Graphs and charts are much more legible now (even on a mono laser) and the printouts are very professional looking - even on internal documents.
This toner well worth the money if you can afford it. I don't know how many pages the cartridge can deliver in reality. Brother say 8,000 pages at 5% coverage according to the ISO tests, but your mileage will vary depending on what you are printing, resolution, density, etc. It's still worth it in my opinion.