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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

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $7.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $6.99 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 1.33 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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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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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

I would buy this product again

By Jeanette

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

we have never had a problem with your ink cartridges...it's why we are a continuing customer!

 
5.0

Good product

By Martin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Good product works in my Brochures printer great price fast service

 
5.0

I would strongly recommend these cartridges.

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Haven't used the cartridges from my latest order yet, but I have been using the LC103 sets for the last few years and have been very happy with their performance. The price savings compared to OEM cartridges and the performance quality keep bringing me back.

 
5.0

Excellent service excellent price

By Cynthia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Works great. Thats why i like brother printers. Last a long time and can use non oem inks with no problems. Ink shipped fast and was as expected

 
5.0

Would buy again

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

Cheap, works well, and looks good. Not much else to say.

 
2.0

I buy all my toner from your co.

By Russ

from Monrovia, Ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

The printer keeps saying the cartridge is low. I installed a new cartilage and the printer says it is low on ink.

 
4.0

I don't know if I will use the product again.

By Lon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I have not used the cartridges yet. The price seemed right though. Thanks.

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Deborah

from undisclosed

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Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

I've only used 3 of them so far but when I opened the second one it was almost empty. Very disappointing. I hope the rest are okay. The price and sevice were great but my opinion doesn't take empty cartridges into consideration.

 
2.0

??? Hard to tell.

By Darlene

from undisclosed

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Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

My printer seems to work with them but keeps saying it is out of ink (?).

 
4.0

timely value

By David

from undisclosed

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Comments about LC103 Set of 9 Ink cartridges for Brother:

Reordering had been very easy given that I have an account. The order arrived in good time. I was surprised by the offer enclosed with the order. I can't wait to continue printing with value and success.

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