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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 1030 Black Ribbon Cartridge

Reg. Price $9.99

Our Price $5.99

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Find low-cost alternatives to expensive Brother supplies only at! Every compatible 1030 ribbon undergoes testing to ensure premium output, including high-quality print and a generous character yield. Order the 50,000 character Brother 1030 ribbon cartridge from and receive fast shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S.! All LD brand supplies are backed by a 2-year guarantee!


GR153 Ribbon Cartridge Brother Brother 1030 Black Standard Yield 24-36 months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

Compatible Printer List:

  • Brother AX 10
  • Brother AX 100
  • Brother AX 110
  • Brother AX 12
  • Brother AX 120
  • Brother AX 130
  • Brother AX 140
  • Brother AX 145
  • Brother AX 15
  • Brother AX 18
  • Brother AX 20
  • Brother AX 210
  • Brother AX 22
  • Brother AX 220
  • Brother AX 230
  • Brother AX 24
  • Brother AX 240
  • Brother AX 245
  • Brother AX 25
  • Brother AX 250
  • Brother AX 26
  • Brother AX 28
  • Brother AX 30
  • Brother AX 300
  • Brother AX 310
  • Brother AX 320
  • Brother AX 330
  • Brother AX 340
  • Brother AX 350
  • Brother AX 400
  • Brother AX 410
  • Brother AX 425
  • Brother AX 430
  • Brother AX 440
  • Brother AX 45
  • Brother AX 450
  • Brother AX 475
  • Brother AX 500
  • Brother AX 525
  • Brother AX 550
  • Brother AX 600
  • Brother AX 625
  • Brother Compactronic 300
  • Brother Compactronic 300M
  • Brother Compactronic 310
  • Brother Compactronic 320
  • Brother Compactronic 340
  • Brother Compactronic 350
  • Brother Compactronic 360
  • Brother Compactronic 380
  • Brother Correctronic 320
  • Brother Correctronic 340
  • Brother Correctronic 360
  • Brother Correctronic 380
  • Brother EM 30
  • Brother EM 31
  • Brother EM 350
  • Brother GX 6000
  • Brother LW-1
  • Brother LW-10
  • Brother LW-12
  • Brother LW-15
  • Brother LW-20
  • Brother LW-35
  • Brother LW-100
  • Brother LW-200
  • Brother LW-350
  • Brother LW-450
  • Brother SX-14
  • Brother SX-16
  • Brother SX-23
  • Brother WP 1400 D
  • Brother WP 1450 DS
  • Brother WP 1500 DS
  • Brother WP 1600 D
  • Brother WP 1800
  • Brother WP 2200
  • Brother WP 2400
  • Brother WP 2600 Q
  • Brother WP 3400
  • Brother WP 3DS
  • Brother WP 490
  • Brother WP 4U
  • Brother WP 60
  • Brother WP 65
  • Brother WP 660
  • Brother WP 720
  • Brother WP 75
  • Brother WP 760 D
  • Brother WP 80
  • Brother WP 85
  • Brother WP 90
  • Brother WP 95
  • Brother 1030
  • Brother 1230
  • Brother 1430
  • Olympia Splendid
  • Panasonic KX-R Series
  • Panasonic KX-W Series
  • Samsung SQ-1000
  • Samsung SQ-3000