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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 LC203M High Yield Magenta Compatible Ink Cartridge

Magenta
Page Yield: 550

Reg. Price $14.49

Our Price $7.99

In stock

Quantity
Buy 3 or More Magenta for $5.99 each (save $6.00+)
123Inkjets offers the best alternative to the OEM Brother LC203M high yield magenta inkjet cartridge. Manufactured brand new, our compatible LC203M 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
LC203MCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC203M Magenta High Yield 550 1.45 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Compatible Ink
 
4.1

(based on 83 reviews)

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I would buy them again.

At first it seemed they weren't the right replacement since I couldn't easily slide them in. I called the help number and the secret is you have to push fairly hard to insert them....Read complete review

At first it seemed they weren't the right replacement since I couldn't easily slide them in. I called the help number and the secret is you have to push fairly hard to insert them. The person explained that to avoid patent infringement their generic has to differ in design from the Brother brand.

Also the black high capacity is not "fat" like the original but it fits in the slot with a firm push and the help line person says it has the same amount of ink.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not purchase again

Had much difficulty for these to operate in my Brother MFC-J885. It took 2 hours to get these to work. I only needed to install the black cartridge because the original Brother color cartridges...Read complete review

Had much difficulty for these to operate in my Brother MFC-J885. It took 2 hours to get these to work. I only needed to install the black cartridge because the original Brother color cartridges still to had ink in them. Would not recognize the black cartridge. Then I started to swap out all cartridges. Only one would work. Went back to installing the 3 original color cartridges and then the machine did not recognize 2 out of the 3. Finally after re-installing your cartridges and original cartridges, the machine did recognize all your cartridges. I just may have tricked the memory of the machine. However I needed to open both black cartridges to get one to work. This leaves me with one open black cartridge that does not work. Hence the 2 star rating. I have purchased with you in the past for my Epson machine but since retired it due to incompatibility. I will think twice before I place an order for new cartridges.

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5.0

I would buy these again

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203:

these fit and work great! The price was good too.

 
1.0

Buyer BEWARE

By Bonnie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203C HY Cyan Compatible Ink:

This cartridge did not fit my printer, even though I had ordered the exact same cartridge multiple times before and they always worked well. When I called "Customer Service," I was told to forcefully push the cartridge in to "make it fit." Doing so would have wrecked my printer! This cartridge is the wrong size, wrong shape, and has the electrical contacts in a different location than other cartridges with the same number that I ordered in the past. I am very disappointed and will no longer do business with 123Inkjets.

 
1.0

Buyer BEWARE

By Bonnie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Compatible Ink:

This cartridge did not fit my printer, even though I had ordered the exact same cartridge multiple times before and they always worked well. When I called "Customer Service," I was told to forcefully push the cartridge in to "make it fit." Doing so would have wrecked my printer! This cartridge is the wrong size, wrong shape, and has the electrical contacts in a different location than other cartridges with the same number that I ordered in the past. I am very disappointed and will no longer do business with 123Inkjets.

 
1.0

Buyer BEWARE

By Bonnie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203M HY Magenta Compatible Ink:

This cartridge did not fit my printer, even though I had ordered the exact same cartridge multiple times before and they always worked well. When I called "Customer Service," I was told to forcefully push the cartridge in to "make it fit." Doing so would have wrecked my printer! This cartridge is the wrong size, wrong shape, and has the electrical contacts in a different location than other cartridges with the same number that I ordered in the past. I am very disappointed and will no longer do business with 123Inkjets.

 
3.0

Products are great!!

By AccountingClerk1963

from Mooresville, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203:

The products I ordered & received were exactly what I needed.

Service and delivery comments:

I've been a customer for over 5 years. This order offered free shipping for orders over $55. My order was $0.63 short. I spoke with a customer service agent and asked for a loyalty credit for the shipping charges of $4.95. According to her manager, this was approved. I was told to complete the order online and the credit would be adjusted on my credit card. This was 3 weeks ago and I never received the credit. Keeping costs down for my business is very important. I was extremely disappointed by the customer service because they didn't follow through with the promise. I guess my loyalty didn't really matter after all!!!

 
4.0

Good

By Eric

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 4 Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203:

Perfect so far. Great price. The box & insert are recyclable but the tags and plastic packaging are not readily recyclable. How about adding a return label so that the customer can send back the empty cartridges back to you for recycling?

 
1.0

this product was not compatible with my printer

By mern

from santa fe springs ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203BK HY Black Compatible Ink:

would like return authorization and refund

 
5.0

great

By Arthur

from undisclosed

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Comments about Brother LC203M HY Magenta Compatible Ink:

great

 
5.0

great

By Arthur

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Compatible Ink:

great

 
5.0

great

By Arthur

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bulk Set of 9 Ink Cartridges for Brother LC203:

great

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