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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 LC201M Magenta Ink Cartridges

Reg. Price $14.49

Our Price $5.99

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Buy 3 or More Magenta for $5.00 each (save $2.97+)
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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Brother LC201M magenta 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 inkjet cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!
**Note: You will be receiving a LC203M cartridge which is identical to the LC201M but will print even more. The LC203M is a higher yield version and is compatible with your Brother MFC printer. LC201M has been replaced by the LC203M.

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Shelf Life
LC201MCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC201M Magenta Standard 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203
 
4.3

(based on 181 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (128)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Service was great. I'll write more about the product later.

I ordered this product prior to running out of the ink I already had, so for now I'll just say this: Considering what I read on the website, and the excellent service, I'm...Read complete review

I ordered this product prior to running out of the ink I already had, so for now I'll just say this: Considering what I read on the website, and the excellent service, I'm making an educated guess that the product is high quality also. Most of my printer ink is used for photos and graphics. I'll write more after I start using this ink. Thanks

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

a mixed bag

I used this on my new Brother MFC-J5720DW

the black and yellow inks appear to work well

the blue ink sprung a leak and pretty much blew itself up...Read complete review

I used this on my new Brother MFC-J5720DW

the black and yellow inks appear to work well

the blue ink sprung a leak and pretty much blew itself up in the printer - not enough to ruin it thank goodness but it was a chore to clean up the mess. also - just before its meltdown, the machine wasn't registering the ink volume.

for the record the yellow and black ink volumes are read correctly.

haven't used the red and i don't intend to after this experience. i'll be sticking to just buying the black ink.

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5.0

Easy ordering

By Rootie

from Ocala, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Speedy service

 
1.0

LD product LC 203 not compatible

By Joe

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

The LD LC203BKCIC ink cartridge installed in Brother MFC J480DW was not compatible. Need to return product.

 
3.0

OK NOW

By Frustrated

from Reno NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridge:

Was delighted at first. Then the yellow cartridge wasn't recognized by printer. After quite a few messages back and forth with customer service they finally understood that if the cartridge wasn't recognized that the printer wouldn't print. Frustrating. I finally received my replacement. Will reserve judgement till I print a few ore things.

 
5.0

So far, so good

By Windmaker

from Lewes, Delaware

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

I haven't used the ink long enough to know how it performs over time, but so far, so good.

 
5.0

Reasonable and fast delivery

By Kim

from Watertown Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Very fast delivery

 
4.0

MFC J880DW

By Brother

from NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

I tried all the others. This is the only one that works! The best customer service.

 
5.0

Quick Delivery

By Yogi

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

Quality cartridges at an affordable price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Did not work but return easy

By Bubble R

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Unfortunately, the cartridges that we purchased for our Brother machine did not work. We tried them several times with the kind help of a technical assistant, but the printer would not recognize them.

 
5.0

Yes

By Danny

from Arkansas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

Ordered and got in a few days very pleased

 
5.0

Great service!

By Mark

from Cherry hill. Nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridge:

Good stuff!

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Alternative Items

Compatible Printer List:

  • Brother MFC-J460DW
  • Brother MFC-J480DW
  • Brother MFC-J485DW
  • Brother MFC-J680DW
  • Brother MFC-J880DW
  • Brother MFC-J885DW