Ink Hub stocks a huge range of Genuine and Compatible (Generic) Printer cartridges and toner to suit most Brother Printers. Since 2007 we have been importing Compatible Ink Cartridges from one of the largest wholesalers in the world.
Over the years we have continually tested and compared all of the leading Brother Generic Cartridges and we believe that our own cartridges are by far the most reliable on the market today. Brother continues to be one of the leading manufacturers of both Inkjet and Laser printers and are also one of the most popular printers in Australia for both domestic use and small business.
Benefits of Brother Inkjet Printers
Brother Inkjet printers have always been regarded as a great "workhorse" for both small business and home use. The Brother Inkjet Printer is a very good choice if you intend to use Generic ink cartridges. As with most modern inkjet printers they utilise a "Piezo" type print head and if used regularly they will give years of trouble free printing.
Brother Inkjet Printers are usually quite cheap to buy and often they can be purchased at your local Good Guys etc for between $60 - $200 depending on the features. For everyday home use we strongly recommend not paying too much as most modern inkjet printers only last for around 2 years or so before the print head dies.
A further advantage of Brother inkjet printers is that they only utilise four cartridges. Most other printer manufacturers are now incorporating a "Photo Black" and some even a grey cartridge. It is debatable as to wether there is any advantage gained by using these extra inks and obviously the cost of replacing them will be more than just the standard four colours used in Brother printers.
What to look for when buying Brother generic cartridges
One of the latest innovations by Brother has been the micro chipping of all of their ink cartridges. Previously Brother used a very archaic method which utilised a small clear window at the front of the cartridge. When inserted into the printer two small infrared beams would shine onto this window and enable the printer to detect the ink levels.
The new Brother cartridges still use the same technology but with the added complexity of a micro chip on the top of each cartridge. Brother regularly updates their software which alters the way in which the cartridge is viewed by the printer. If the generic cartridge you are using is not the very latest updated version then the printer will not recognise them as legitimate cartridges.
This is why we can't stress strongly enough that you need to buy generic cartridges from a reputable company which only stocks the very latest, updated version of not only Brother but all other micro chipped cartridges.