Sunday, 18 June 2017

How To Clean Your Brother Drum Unit?

Do you own a Brother printer but worried about the print quality? If yes, then keep reading this post till the end. 

Here is a step by step guide on how to clean your Brother drum unit:

1 – Deactivate the machine's power switch. Unplug the telephone line cord first (for MFC users), disconnect all cables, and then unplug the power cord from the AC power outlet.

2- Press the front cover release button and then open the front cover.

3 - Hold the green handle of the drum unit. Lift the drum unit up and then pull it out until it stops

4 - Release the gray lock lever that is on the left side of the machine. Lift the front of the drum unit and pull the drum unit completely out of the machine using the green handles on the drum unit.

5 - Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat this for all of the toner cartridges.

6 - Turn the drum unit over by holding the handle. Make sure that the four drum unit gears are on the left side and the drum unit gear "1" is located furthest away from you. The numbers can be found on the drum unit gear.

7 - See the print sample to identify the color causing the problem. The color of the spots is the color of the drum you should clean. For example, if the spots are cyan, you should clean the drum for cyan. Put the print sample in front of the drum, and the find the exact position of the poor print.

8 - Turn the drum unit gear toward you by hand while looking at the surface of the drum

9 - When you have found the mark on the drum that matches the print sample, wipe the surface of the drum gently with a cotton swab until the dust or paper powder on the surface comes off.

10- Turn the drum unit gear toward you by hand to return it to the home position. The home position of each drum can be identified by matching the number on the drum unit gear to the same number on the side of the drum unit.

11- Make sure that the number on each of the four drum unit gears matches the corresponding number on the side of the drum unit.

12 - Put the drum unit back in the machine

13 - Close the front cover of the machine

14 - Plug the machine's power cord back into the AC power outlet first, and reconnect all cables and telephone line cord (for MFC users). Turn on the machine's power switch.
Now you are all set ready to get better print quality from your Brother printer. Best of luck!

Monday, 5 June 2017 Explains the Advantages of Genuine OEM Toner Cartridges

Whether you’re shopping here at or any other online vendors for toner cartridges, some terms you might have come across quite regularly may encompass “original toner cartridges”, “genuine toner cartridges”, or “OEM toner cartridges”.

“Original, genuine and OEM toner cartridges refer to toner cartridges that are made by the same firm that makes your printer. An OEM Dell toner cartridge, for instance, is made by Dell – not a third party” said the spokesperson of

There’s no doubt that authentic OEM toner cartridges are usually more costly than their remanufactured and compatible counterparts. Even so, there’re many reasons for purchasing a costly OEM toner cartridge. Here are the benefits:

• Assurance of getting the best print quality

• Assurance for 100 percent compatibility with a particular printer model.

• Assurance for getting the maximum yields.

• Assurance for dependability and reducing downtime.

• A remanufactured or compatible version of a toner cartridge isn’t accessible.

While a quality remanufactured or compatible toner cartridge can offer similar performance in comparison to the original version; the best price can be vindicated when assurance for compatibility, quality, and performance is of the highest importance.

The volume of pages one can print totally relies upon the original toner cartridge itself, as many cartridges offer a higher output than others. Present printing industry standards offer an output based on 5 percent page coverage. For instance: a 2,5yield original toner cartridge will offer 2,500 printed pages at 5 percent coverage per page.

How can I save on expensive OEM toner cartridges?

• Buy more than one, since many retailers offer quantity bargain when you buy in bulk.

• For color laser printers that need more than one cartridge, consider purchasing toner cartridge sets as they’re usually affordable compared to purchasing each cartridge individually.

• Going with a compatible or remanufactured version of a toner cartridge can harvest greater savings in comparison to an OEM version. Assess your requirements and make a selection accordingly.

• For documents where printing quality isn’t a matter of concern, take into account printing in draft mode to save ink that eventually saves you cash.