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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.

Brother LC203Y High Yield Yellow Compatible Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 550

Reg. Price $14.49

Our Price $6.99

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Quantity
Buy 3 or More Yellow for $5.99 each (save $3.00+)
123Inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM Brother LC203Y high yield yellow inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible LC203Y 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
LC203YCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC203Y Yellow High 550 1.27 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

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Great Product

I've been ordering from this company for a few years now and I've found every part of the ordering process to be top quality. The price can't be beat and even if you run...Read complete review

I've been ordering from this company for a few years now and I've found every part of the ordering process to be top quality. The price can't be beat and even if you run out before you reorder, the product arrives within a day or two; definitely not long at all! I've recommended this store anytime someone mentions needing ink! I am a lifer!

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Too good to be true...

I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative to being the original ink cartridge, but they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Unfortunately the ink cartridge was not compatible with...Read complete review

I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative to being the original ink cartridge, but they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Unfortunately the ink cartridge was not compatible with my printer even though 123inks stated it was.

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4.0

Great product

By eliveleth

from North Highlands, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink:

Good product! Great price!

 
5.0

Satisfied customer

By Paula

from CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203: 3 Black 2 each of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - $7.69 Each:

I have used this website for years and could not be more happier..... Ink is great and ships fast. Very satisfied with these products.. Very reasonable priced. The more you buy the more you save.

 
5.0

good staff

By Bob

from san jose

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203: 1 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - $8.99 Each:

working good

 
1.0

Too good to be true...

By Jonathan Trevino

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink:

I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative to being the original ink cartridge, but they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Unfortunately the ink cartridge was not compatible with my printer even though 123inks stated it was.

 
3.0

Leaks ink

By User 1

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203C HY Cyan Compatible Ink:

Cartridge leaks ink when tab is removed.

 
5.0

Excel product

By Amy the animal lover

from College station, tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203: 3 Black 2 each of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - $7.69 Each:

Excellent product, well priced tho I use for personal use only. Delivered very quickly too.

 
4.0

Still good product.

By Jack

from Hollywood, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203: 3 Black 2 each of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - $7.69 Each:

none

 
4.0

Accuracy of my order! O

By Pandora

from Montgomery, Al.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink:

The price is a great one for ink cartridges. And they perform good for the price.

 
1.0

Terrible product - Would not order again

By Debbie

from Boca Raton, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink:

I have used this company in the past with satisfactory results. Did an order with extra black. The ink is so faint that the old cartridge was better than the replacement. So sorry that I ordered more of them.

 
5.0

Excellent product...will buy again and again!

By Amy

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203: 3 Black 2 each of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow - $7.69 Each:

This product has been EXCELLENT and order service just as great! We got our order much faster than I expected and have been thrilled with such a great deal on a wonderful product we needed and use often!

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