Brother TN-450 New Compatible Toner Cartridge Testing Report
Brother HL-2240 Monochrome printer using multi-purpose white paper rated at 92 Bright, 20lb Weight. Brother OEM (Original/Genuine) TN420 starter cartridge was used as a control.
ISO19752 file was used as the standard page to compare the printing results.
The new compatible testing TN450 were recognized properly. The “ready” light is green. No error messages occurred during testing.
Appearance and Fit
The new compatible testing TN450 toner cartridges appeared similar in shape and design to the Brother OEM TN420. Being compatibles, some expected cosmetic changes were made on the testing compatible TN450 compared to the OEM. These expected differences presented no issues during testing.
The testing compatible TN450 fits the same as the OEMs with no issues being inserted or removed. No abnormal noises occurred during testing.
Print Quality and Leaking
There were no leaking issues even after repeated, extended test printing.
No printing quality issues such as lines, banding, toner specks, etc. were experienced using the testing compatible TN450.
However, closer to the image you can see the differences as the OEM toner is more precise and better distributed, but the color of the new compatible toner is deeper. Due to the deeper color, the text on the new compatible TN-450 printout is actually more noticeable than the OEM printout.
Overall speaking, the new compatible TN450 performs well during the test and we believe it will satisfy our regular daily printing demand. However, for perfectionist who purses extreme high quality of printing, OEM TN420 or TN450 will be the best for them.