Very pleasantly surprised. Deserves 6 stars
First, the review page asked, "Does it dry quickly?". It's toner. It isn't wet.
Anyway, I wasn't sure this would be any good. I mean four for half the price that one costs me from the company I bought my printer from? I bought them anyway.
When I put the first one in, I didn't slide the slider back all the way (it cleans part of the machine; you slide it one way, then back to it's starting point), and the first few sheets of each page in a print job were great, but the rest were smudged on one side. I really think that was because I did not push the slider far enough into its home position (even though I did it later, it didn't help).
Recently, I put the second cartridge in, making sure to slide several times and to put the slider all the way to its home position. I have had zero problems with smudging, and I have printed a lot.
I cannot say whether it actually prints as long as the high yield I had because I can't find out how to find that info, but it does print a lot. My subjective opinion is that it does print out a lot more than the smaller cartridge from the company my printer came from.
The only real problem I had was that the printer no longer tells me I'm short on ink. I had printed out a lot of pages (maybe 40) before I realized that the ink was too faint to see very well. I think that was because the Brother cartridge has something in it that connects to the printer to notify of low ink. The way around that is to check the ink level periodically. For my printer, I go to Brother Utilities on my desktop, open it, and click on status monitor. It shows a picture of how much ink is left.
UPDATE: I just put in the third cartridge toner a day or two ago, and printed out a LOT. No smudging with this cartridge (I'm thinking the smudging was something I did or didn't do). I am about ready to buy another set of toner cartridges.Read full review
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