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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 LC203 Ink Black High Yield Cartridges (LC203BK)

Reg. Price $24.99

Our Price $5.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $4.99 each (save $3.00+)
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Brother - MFC MultiFunction Printers

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Brother LC203BK high yield 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 inkjet cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and ship fast!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC203BKCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC203BK Black High 550 1.09 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compatible Brother LC203C HY Cyan Ink Cartridge
 
4.2

(based on 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

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.

Reviewed by 219 customers

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5.0

works very well

By Pat in Florida

from Beverly Hills, Fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203C HY Cyan Ink Cartridge:

the ink at first did not register but I took it out and put it back in and the printer recognized the ink cartridge. No printing problems what so ever! And the price is right since I do a lot of printing for work

 
4.0

Works Well

By Ed the Wonderful

from Sacramento, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

Inserted these cartridges into a Brother multi -function printer and the first time the cartridges were unrecognized. Had to do the reset of the cartridges two or three times, then the printer accepted these cartridges.

 
3.0

Take your money, then waits to ship.

By Guy who pays the bills

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother:

The chips work most of the time. Way cheaper the OEM Brother ink.

 
5.0

Ink is a very goid deal

By Kelly

from PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother:

Very good ink and for the price also cant beat it

 
4.0

Ease of Ordering

By Jim

from seattle wa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

I have yet to install but the buying experience was excellent. Speedy delivery

 
4.0

Prompt service!

By Liz

from San Juan, PR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Great prices!

 
5.0

I will purchase these in the future

By phil

from Kokomo, In

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

Installed cartridges and they appear to work fine, fast and immediate shipping of product.

 
1.0

Return Policy

By Kathryn

from Eureka CA.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

I ordered the wrong cartridges. Tried to put one in. Now I read the refund policy and find out I can't get credit for the opened package. Won't use your business again. Your return policies are below substandard.

 
5.0

Easy and cost effective

By Dan

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother:

Ink at a great price with free shipping with a prompt delivery.
Fit the printer perfectly and worked without issue

 
1.0

wont work

By Gary

from Long Beach CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

Will not work.

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