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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 LC51BK Black Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 500

Reg. Price $9.99

Our Price $4.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $4.00 each (save $2.97+)
123inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM (genuine) Brother LC51BK black inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new in an ISO-9001 certified factory, our compatible LC51BK cartridges are built to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Ink you can rely on at a price you can afford. All 123inkjets brand compatible cartridges are backed by a 2 year guarantee and ship fast!

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
Instructions
Instructions
LC51BK Ink Cartridge Brother LC51Bk Black Standard 500 1.00 cents 19 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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LC51 Ink Cartridges

You'd have to be crazy to buy replacement cartridges from the manufacturer. Unless you like to overpay. I've been buying from "123" over 5 years now and never disapointed. Great value...Read complete review

You'd have to be crazy to buy replacement cartridges from the manufacturer. Unless you like to overpay. I've been buying from "123" over 5 years now and never disapointed. Great value and delivery is always very fast.

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Came defective But had free shipping

I would be hesident to recommed this product to anyone as it was defective. It was missing a pin to tell my printer that it was placed in my printer. Thus I couldn't use...Read complete review

I would be hesident to recommed this product to anyone as it was defective. It was missing a pin to tell my printer that it was placed in my printer. Thus I couldn't use my printer till I went else where to buy an OME product to replace this one. I am truely disapointed in 123 Inks reputation. As I've used 123 Inks products before & never had a problem before. I didn't pay much for the ink cartrige so I didn't bother trying to get a refund or replacement. My own fault there!

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5.0

GREAT PRODUCT!

By LA-Z-BOY JOHN

from LAKEWOOD, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC51C Cyan Ink Cartridge:

WE LOVE IT!

 
5.0

Good timing and well packed

By The love birds

from Buchanan, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC51 Set of 10 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Our home printer is use quite a bit by us three member in our family. We like very much this order since it has 2 inks of each color and 4 black ink. The delivery was speedy and well packed. Thank you.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Porsia

from Thornton, Co

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC51 Set of 10 Ink cartridges for Brother:

use for personal use at home

 
5.0

123inkjets always reliable

By Direwolf

from Hermitage PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC51 Set of 10 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Always satisfied, shipped fast. Been buying from here for years for use in a brother printer. Good color, lasts a long time, never a problem with cartridges.

 
1.0

Timing

By Rm

from Dover , Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC51: 1 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow:

Don't know, haven't got the order, yet

 
5.0

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!

By BobetteJH

from Inglewood, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC51BK Black Ink Cartridge:

Can't beat the price; Delivery is expeditious. I didn't realize I was completely out of ink. Ordered, and 123InkJet had the order at my door the next day! Love 123InkJet!

 
5.0

great value and service

By Gil

from Timonium, MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC51BK Black Ink Cartridge:

great product, fantastic price, cartridges seem to last forever and very fast delivery.

 
5.0

I will buy this product again

By Pam

from Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC51BK Black Ink Cartridge:

Haven't had any problems in the few years I have been using the products.

 
5.0

123INKJETS

By Al

from Monroe Township, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC51: 1 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow:

Best product and service on the market.

 
5.0

I have bought this product 3 times

By Steve

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC51 Set of 10 Ink cartridges for Brother:

The ink has worked great for a great cost.

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