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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 LC203M High Yield Magenta Ink Cartridges

Reg. Price $14.49

Our Price $6.49

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Buy 3 or More Magenta for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
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Brother - MFC MultiFunction Printers

Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible inkjet cartridges to replace the Brother LC203M high yield 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!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC203MCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC203M Magenta High 550 1.18 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203

    Q:

    I installed the yellow cartridge (LD-LC203Y) into my Brother MFC-J480DW and the printer keeps telling me that it cannot detect the cartridge the yellow sticker over the air hole.
    Asked on 5/7/2017 by Zibberfitchy

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    • A:

      We are very sorry for the trouble with the cartridge you received. Please note that our products are covered by our 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to contact us through email, live chat or call us at 888-321-2552, so we can assist you regarding this issue!

      Answered on 5/8/2017 by Maria
  • Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203

    Q:

    How did you calculate a page yield of 2,750 for this product?
    Asked on 8/12/2016 by David from Charlotte, NC

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    • A:

      I looked into it and came to the following conclusion... There a 2 sets of color carts ( 2 x 550 = 1100) and 3 sets of black ( 3 x 550 = 1650). When added together, we get the page yield (1100 + 1650 = 2750). In addendum, the set costs 39.96 and includes 9 carts (39.96 / 9 = 4.44 per cart). Now, if 4.44 per cart and each cart yields 550 pages, then cost per page is(4.44 / 550 = 0.008072) 8 tenths of a cent.

      Answered on 8/27/2016 by David from Charlotte, NC
    • A:

      The estimated page yield of each cartridge is 550.

      Answered on 8/16/2016 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Compatible Replacements for Brother LC203 Set of 4 High Yield Ink Cartridges Includes: 1 LC203BK Black, 1 LC203C Cyan, 1 LC203M Magenta, and 1 LC203Y Yellow

    Q:

    Will these compatible with MFC-J485DW? Will the printer detect ink cartridges with no problem what so ever?
    Asked on 3/17/2016 by chrischelle from Yorba Linda, CA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, these cartridges are compatible with the MFC-J485DW printer.

      If the printer experiences any issues at all accepting our cartridges, please contact our customer service department for troubleshooting assistance.

      Answered on 3/18/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridge

    Q:

    Doc your LC203 compatible cartridge work with Brother MFC-J885DW printers?
    Asked on 3/3/2016 by ralph

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes the LC203 cartridges are made to work with the MFC-J885DW printer.

      Answered on 3/7/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203

    Q:

    what is page difference between 'high yield' and 'super high yield' cartridges
    Asked on 10/27/2015 by Ginny

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hi there! The Super High Yield cartridges hold more ink than the High Yield, so they will last you longer. To give you a better idea of the longevity, the estimated page yield for the Super High Yield LC205 Cyan cartridge is 1,200 pages and the estimated page yield for the High Yield LC203 Cyan is 550 pages.

      Please double check your printer model number to see if your printer is compatible with these, since not all printers use the Super High Yield cartridges.

      Answered on 10/27/2015 by Sophia from LDStaff
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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

I will buy again!

By Luna

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Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

First time buying, was back ordered took almost 2 wks. But when ready to ship it was fast. No issues with ink in my printer, good product so far.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By David

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridge:

Works as mfg brand

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By David

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Good as the mfg brand

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By David

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Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

Product works great. Gotta make sure they have them in stock. Popular item

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Janel

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Exactly what I ordered at a decent price.

 
5.0

I would purchase product again

By Janel

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203M HY Magenta Ink Cartridges:

Exactly what I ordered at a decent price.

 
5.0

Have been buying from LD for several years.

By Dean

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Comments about Compatible Replacements for Brother LC203 Set of 4 High Yield Ink Cartridges Includes: 1 LC203BK Black, 1 LC203C Cyan, 1 LC203M Magenta, and 1 LC203Y Yellow:

Work great no coding needed

 
5.0

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By Jane

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridge:

WE use the ink in our Brother printer and have been very satisfied with the product. We will definitely order from here again.

 
2.0

One cartridge did not work so far...

By Sheri

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Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

Great price, but one of my black ink cartridges did not work. It was not recognized by my printer. The other one did work. Hoping the rest work okay, too.

 
2.0

Mostly good.

By Donald

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible Replacements for Brother LC203 Set of 4 High Yield Ink Cartridges Includes: 1 LC203BK Black, 1 LC203C Cyan, 1 LC203M Magenta, and 1 LC203Y Yellow:

Things were great, except the magenta cartridge was not recognized as valid by the printer. The replacement one was recognized as valid.

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