Zhuhai Weemay Print Imaging Products Co., Ltd.

Expert supplier for toner and label tape


TN227 vs TN223: Which One To Buy?

TN223 and TN227 are both popular Brother color laser toner cartridges. Many printer users have no idea which one is more worth buying. In this post, we will introduce the similarities and differences between them and give you some suggestions on which one to buy.

Are TN223 and TN227 the same?

  • For Use In Same Printer

TN223 and TN227 fit the same printer models, including Brother HL-L3210CW, HL-L3230CDW, HL-L3270CDW, HL-L3290CDW, MFC-L3710CW, MFC-L3750CDW, MFC-L3770CDW.

  • Same Design

Both Brother TN223 and TN227 toner cartridges include four color toner cartridges. Whether it is black toner cartridges or color toner cartridges, all of them are identical in internal structure and appearance (size and shape). You can’t tell any difference between them in terms of the design. Therefore, from this point, TN-223 and TN-227 are also interchangeable with each other.

What is the difference between TN223 and TN227?

  • Page Yield

Above all, you can read the article “What is page yield and how does it affect your cost per print?” if you want to get more about page yield. In short, the page yield is used to indicate the estimated number of pages that one ink or toner cartridge can print. Moreover, brand manufacturers will divide cartridges into standard yield and high yield according to the amount of page yield. Take Brother company for instance, they usually replace the second or third digit of the standard yield cartridge model with a larger number to indicate a high yield version.

  • Cost Per Page

For users who print a couple of pages a day on average, TN223 is a good value since it is a lower-priced toner cartridge. For users who print a lot, for example, office documents or business printing, TN227 is a better choice because although the price is a little higher, it has almost double page yield than TN223 and a lower cost per page for printing.

Suggestions on Which to Buy

For medium or large offices, they consumed toner more quickly. So, it is advised to use TN227 series toner cartridges which can reduce the frequency of toner cartridge replacement.

For small or home offices, they usually only need to print several pages per day. So, the toner will be consumed at a slow speed. At this point, the less toner-containing TN223 cartridges are more suitable for you to buy.


WEEMAY carries an extensive line of Printer consumables at Super Low Prices to support your print work.  At WEEMAY, you can find whatever you want, feel free to contact us!

Welcome to Leave your Questions




    Leave a Reply

    Leave a message