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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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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 Yield 600 0.83 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Bulk Set of 4 HY Ink Cartridges for Brother LC103
 
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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

I will continue to buy carts from 123, when needed.

By Kenneth

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

The products were delivered within a few days, in great condition, which is the usual action from 123.

 
5.0

Service

By Lord

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

Always quick to process and on-time.

 
5.0

I will buy this from here on on out!

By kevin

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

I recently ordered a complete set (all four colors) of replacement cartridges for my brother printer I was very surprised how quickly they arrived, I installed all four colors my printer had no problem recognizing them and right away show them as all full YAY!! haha a week or so after I installed them I noticed the yellow cartridge was leaking I pulled out and sent an email to 123inkjets they responded right away saying a new replacement had already been sent out, if that's not excellent customer service I don't know what is. I will continue to use 123inkjets as my one and only ink cartridge replacement company and I plan on telling all my friends about 123inkjets....

 
5.0

Quality product

By Eduardo

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

Very good product.

 
5.0

Always come to 123 inkjets for my inks!

By Jan

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

Business use. Love the product and the service!

 
5.0

good stuff

By eric

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

always by this package and its great, good quality, saves money.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Theodor

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Comments about Compatible LC103BK High Yield Black Ink for Brother:

Good product. I use it in my Brother printer. If there are others ways to use it, please let me know!

 
5.0

I would and will order this product again

By Jack

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

This is perfect the productcomes in record time and the ink is great for my printer

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Darrell

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

Pleased with ink cartriges

 
5.0

I would buy over again and again...

By david

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

I have bought product from 123inkjets for more than 15 years and have never been disappointed...

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