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Cartridge Comparison Guide
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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 LC101Y Yellow Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $7.99

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Buy 3 or More Yellow for $7.49 each (save $1.50+)
123Inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM Brother LC101Y yellow inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible LC101Y 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!
The LC101 cartridges are substituted by the high yield LC103 cartridges and will work in your Brother Printer.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC101YCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC101Y Yellow Standard 600 1.33 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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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

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By Iceman

from Walled Lake, MI

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Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

Excellent product and great prices

 
5.0

Great

By Chad F

from Pa

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

This is a perfect replacement for my brother printer.

 
5.0

Great value for the money

By Judy

from Boston, MA

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Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

Have been ordering my printer ink cartridges from InkJets for the last couple of years for my Brother printer. The clarity of the printed documents is just as good as when I used the more expensive Brother cartridges, saving me money over time.

 
5.0

with the inkj costs being the main cost of printing

By x

from Newport, Oregon & Papaaloa, Hawaii

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

I use 123 for all my ink needs for all my printers. works great and when I flake out and forget to reorder, it only takes a day or two to get resupplied.

 
5.0

GREAT

By Dan

from Lake Havasu City , Az

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

Great service and the best prices,.,. Will write more when I use the products,.,. So far I couldn't ask for more !!!

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Norma930

from Houqiam WA

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

Have always bought from 123inkjets and have been very pleased

 
5.0

All Toned and ready to Run

By Big Baby

from Dallas, Texas

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

Great quality for lots less money than the name brand! Love my Brother multi-function printer but hate the cost associated with replacement toner costs which quickly surpass cost of printer itself. Have been using these for several refills with no damage to machine b

 
5.0

Great place

By Ron or Papa

from Sanford NC

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Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Compatible Ink Cartridges for Brother LC103: 1 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow:

Good people to do business with.

 
5.0

Great deal

By Jtamsmom5

from Houston, tx

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC103 Ink Cartridge 9-Piece High Yield Bulk Set:

This is such a great deal. I'm always happy with my reorder order.

 
5.0

Would buy again

By Charlotte

from NH

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Comments about Compatible LC101BK Black Ink for Brother:

Always happy with your ink

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