Brother DR-360 Drum Unit (12,000 Page Yield)
About this item
- Brother DR-360 drum
- OEM replacement drum
- Compatible with multifunction laser printers
The Brother® DR-360 Drum Unit (12,000 Page Yield) is an OEM replacement drum cartridge that produces high-quality results. The drum unit is compatible with a variety of multifunction laser printers. Some laser printers use a toner cartridge with a built-in drum unit, while others have an individual drum unit. Only printers with an individual drum unit are compatible with the Brother DR-360 Drum Unit.
What Is the Drum Unit of a Printer?
The drum unit is the part of the printer that transfers the toner to the paper. The laser printer places the toner on what is called "the photosensitive drum", a roller inside the drum unit. The unit then prints images and letters by putting toner on the paper by using heat and pressure.
Why Is It Necessary to Have a Functional Drum Unit?
Without a drum unit, the printer cannot transfer the toner powder in the cartridge onto the printer paper. The drum unit and the cartridge work together to create high-quality prints. If your printer does not have a functional drum unit, you can't expect it to produce quality prints.
How Do You Know if Your Printer Is Compatible with the Brother DR-360 Drum Unit?
Some printers, including most Brother laser printer models, employ a separate drum unit and toner. For these printers, drum units must be replaced independently of the toner. These printers are compatible with the Brother DR-360 Drum Unit. Individual drum units last much longer than a typical toner cartridge and should probably be replaced after the use of about three to four toners. Your printer should tell you when it's time to replace the drum, but you can usually tell your drum is dying when you begin to notice black spots or lines across the printed page.
Many printers use toner cartridges with the drum unit built into the cartridge. For example, HP® laser printers incorporate the drum unit as part of the toner. Because of this, you do not need to replace the drum separately for these models. Every time you purchase a new toner for such printer models, the drum is automatically being replaced.