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TN221 VS TN225 – Which One to Get?

Many customers have asked this question: Brother TN221 VS TN225, which one should I get? What’s the difference? Here we will explain the differences between the two toner cartridges and make recommendations.






                         TN221BK                                                                              TN221/225 4 Pack


Page Yield: TN221BK has 2,500 page yield. TN221C, TN221M and TN221Y have 1,400 each. TN225 is a higher yield toner with 2,200 each for Cyan, Yellow and Magenta. Please note that technically there is no such model as TN225BK, because TN221BK is already a high yield black cartridge. So if you see TN221/TN225BK, they are actually the same.

Size: TN221 and TN225 look identical. The size and the shape are the same. The only difference is in weight. TN225 is just slightly heavier than TN221.

Compatible Printer: TN221 and TN225 fit the same Brother printer models. They are HL-3140CW, HL-3150CDN, HL-3170CDW, HL-3180CDW, MFC-9130CW, MFC-9330CDW, MFC-9340CDW, DCP-9020CDN.


For users who print primarily black and not much colors, TN221 is a good value since the price is a little bit lower than TN225. For users who print quite a lot, especially a lot of colors, such as business or commercial printing, then TN225 is a better value because it has a much higher page yield than TN221.

Special Offer

InkTonerStore offers both compatible models at a reasonable price for users to save money without sacrificing print quality. We offer individual toners for all TN221 and TN225 colors as well as TN221/225 4 pack & 5 pack combos for you to save extra money. To see our TN221/225 4 pack bundle, please click here. To see our 5 pack bundle, please click here.

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