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LC103BKCIC

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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 LC103BK High Yield Black Ink Cartridge

Black
Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $4.99

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Quantity
Buy 3 or More Black for $3.99 each (save $3.00+)
123Inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM Brother LC103BK high yield black inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible LC103BK cartridges are built to perfection for crisp, clear prints, every time. Ink you can rely on at a price you can afford. These cartridges are conveniently equipped with a smart chip that allows you to monitor and track your ink levels. 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 Shelf Life
LC103BKCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC103BK Black High 600 0.83 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother
 
4.7

(based on 165 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Ink for the money!

Ever since I first started buying my ink from 123 Inkjets, I have been very impressed with the LD cartridges. They are the next best thing to the OEM ink at a far lower...Read complete review

Ever since I first started buying my ink from 123 Inkjets, I have been very impressed with the LD cartridges. They are the next best thing to the OEM ink at a far lower price. I have never had any instances of poor fitting cartridges, leaking cartridges, poor drying of the ink on the paper, smearing or smudging. I have always found the prints to be well colored and photo images to be printed as good as if I got them developed at a photo studio. They key to the best photo prints has always been the paper choice and not an issue with the LD ink. These cartridges also last just as long if not longer then the OEM
ink. The comparisons I mentioned here are the common problems that I have heard other others having when they use a generic ink and not the OEM Brother Ink. The LD ink in my opinions stand up to and if not surpasses the OEM Brother Ink. I highly recommend it from both a price point and a quality point.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Printer doesn't recognize cartridge

haven't had issues prior to this order, but after buying a new Brother printer ran into this issue. now that Brother is using a chip on the newest printers Cartridge is not being recognized...Read complete review

haven't had issues prior to this order, but after buying a new Brother printer ran into this issue. now that Brother is using a chip on the newest printers Cartridge is not being recognized by printer

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5.0

Highly recommend

By Jessica

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother:

Fantastic quality! Amazing price! Quick delivery! Will definetly be purchasing my ink here from now one!

 
5.0

Highly Recommended

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

Order was processed, shipped, and received very quickly. Order was filled accurately. Everything went very smoothly.

 
5.0

I will buy this product again.

By Nancy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother:

The price and mail service is great.

 
5.0

I will buy this product again.

By Nancy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

The price is great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes

By SANDY

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother:

these Ink cartridges are awesome

 
5.0

Works perfect

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

I was skeptical with this because it was non oem ink but after I saw it had a chip on it like my oem brand I said that's pretty neat. When I put the cartridge into the printer it immediately recognized the cartridge couldn't be happier now when I hear the printers cleaning cycle I don't hear cha ching, print quality is nice and consistent the cartridge lasts long I have printed like 40 pages yesterday and it still has almost all the ink left I will be buying again when my ink runs out also will be buying my colored ink from 123inkjets

 
3.0

problems with black. Brother printer or ink formula?

By Fred

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

- Fast delivery
- Excellent price
- Note I'm home user, occasional print, maybe 20-30 pages a week.
- Color cartridges work fine in my Brother J870DW, but
- Black cartridge will need cleaning every time i used printer.
- Tried ordering new Black cartridge and throwing out partially used, but
- Still needed to be cleaned (only black) daily.
- Switched to Brother cartridge,
- same problem.
- I'm thinking Brother will say I used off-brand and gummed up the work.

Do you have any new ink formula that might work better?
I'm about to complain to Brother that their Black, even with their cartridge, gums up.
Be glad to work with you if you're experimenting with new formula for black ink

 
5.0

Yes I would. Very satisfied

By Barbara

from undisclosed

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Comments about Bulk Set of 4 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother LC103:

No problems with any of it.

 
4.0

123 Inkjets stays in our favorite list.

By Charles

from undisclosed

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Comments about LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother:

Had some doubts about buying non-original cartridges, but decided to try them anyway. Glad I did. They work fine and we have seen no degradation of the printing to date.

 
5.0

Great prices.

By Cyn

from Ok

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother:

Arrived on time. Ink works well.

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