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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Compatible Brother Inkjet Cartridge, LC101BK Black Ink

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.49

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Buy 3 or More Black for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Brother LC101BK black ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Brother printer. Our ink cartridges are built entirely from new parts, and are of the highest caliber. These cartridges are conveniently equipped with a smart chip that allows you to monitor and track your ink levels. Our LD brand compatible inkjet cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and with fast shipping!
The LC101 cartridges are substituted by the high yield LC103 cartridges and will work in your Brother Printer.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC101BKCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC101BK Black Standard 600 1.08 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY
 
4.6

(based on 654 reviews)

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    (86)

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Pros

  • Great price (4)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Price (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ink is compatible with latest firmware.

A few months ago, Brother released a firmware update that made most third-party ink cartridges incompatible. Fortunately, this set of ink is 100% compatible with my MFC-J470DW printer running Brother's latest firmware. Print...Read complete review

A few months ago, Brother released a firmware update that made most third-party ink cartridges incompatible. Fortunately, this set of ink is 100% compatible with my MFC-J470DW printer running Brother's latest firmware. Print quality is solid and ink levels accurate. Word of caution - do NOT remove the small plastic sheet covering the cartridge ink nozzle; this sheet will be punctured when the cartridge is installed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Brother MFC-J870dW doesn't Recognize ink level

Brother MFC-J870DW doesn't recognize ink levels. Constantly open the cover door remove the incur charges and put them back so that the printer will recognize the ink cartridge. The ink quality seems fine and...Read complete review

Brother MFC-J870DW doesn't recognize ink levels. Constantly open the cover door remove the incur charges and put them back so that the printer will recognize the ink cartridge. The ink quality seems fine and this would be a great product if it was not for the issue of not recognizing the Ink.

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5.0

Exceptional quality for the price for all Brother Inks.

By Step

from New Port Richey, Fl

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

I use the Inks for pictures and I am very happy with the quality of the pictures I print. Price is very good for the amount of printer inks that I use.

 
5.0

Great, Great Prices

By RB

from Poughkeepsie, NY

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

I had to order because of the prices, I will order again whenever I need Ink.

 
5.0

Great product

By L.aries

from Simi Valley, CA

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

We use this product for our daily printing jobs and picture printing.

 
5.0

They fit perfectly!! Brother copiers can be picky.

By LC

from Niles, Illinois

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Comments about Compatible LC103 4 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Brother:

So far so good. No issues

 
5.0

Great Product

By Darlene

from Illinois

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

I've ordered these a few times from here and the turnaround time is amazing.

 
5.0

Great Ink Cartridge products

By Taxi driver in Ohio

from Ohio

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

I ordered the 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY cartridges on-line and paid on-line. The box arrived very fast--2 days later. The installation of these cartridges is so simple. Take out the empty, insert the new, hit a 1 and it all works. The price for the 9 cartridges is super. The quality of the print is the same as the Brother carts. It's weird, but if I bought Brother cartridges, I might as well just buy a new printer with full carts. The price for the Brother carts. is way too high.

 
5.0

As good as it gets

By Ralphie

from Mexico, Maine

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

This product is great for the price! I get a great yield an superb quality out of my purchase every time.

 
5.0

This is where I will be burying my cartridges from now on!

By Chickson

from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Compatible LC103 4 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Brother:

Great price. Delivered fast. Work great. What more could you as for?

 
5.0

My purchase for Brother Ink Catridge.

By Wisam

from San Antonio / Texas

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC101BK Black Ink Cartridge:

I greatly appreciate your accuracy in the delivery of the purchased items.

 
5.0

this is 2nd box i have rec.

By ray little

from yuba city ca.

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

like the ink

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