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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 OEM LC103BK High-Yield Black Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $29.99

Our Price $24.99

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The Brother LC103BK high-yield black inkjet print cartridge is a high resolution cartridge. Buy genuine OEM LC103BK ink cartridges from 4inkjets.com. This print cartridge contains genuine Brother ink that provides quality and reliability every time you print.

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC103BKOEM Ink Cartridge Brother LC103BK Black High 600 4.17 cents 24 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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OEM Brother LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge
 
5.0

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5.0

Should work good

By theo1328

from Dellroy, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about OEM Brother LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

I had purchased your own black cartridge and​ after awhile the print would be sporadic, the colored cartridges​ would be fine, just the black. So, I thought I'd give the OEM cartridge a try. So far so good. We'll see how it pans out.

 
5.0

A VERY NICE TRANSACTION

By BUCK

from BURLESON, TEXAS

Verified Buyer

Comments about OEM Brother LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

GOOD PRODUCT, FAST DELIVERY, NO PROBLEMS

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WITH OEM YOU CAN'T GO WRONG

By curtcassano

from CAMBRIDGE NY

Site Member

Comments about OEM Brother LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

This product worked Fantastic! I had to order the OEM Brother Cartridge to replace the After-Market Cartridge that I initially ordered (and returned) because they would not function in my particular Brother Printer.

BUT I do HIGHLY COMMEND the 4INKJETS STAFF for expending all kinds of Energy, Time, & Emails to help me get the Product that WORKED!

I WILL shop for my supplies at 4INKJETS again because of their GREAT PERSONAL SERVICE (and they DIDN'T promise me $1 Million Dollars, deposited in a Swiss Bank Account) to say this! They just DO, Customer Service, RIGHT!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent value for the money

By SnakeMan

from Montgomery, Texas

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Comments about OEM Brother LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

I must say that when your printer gives you that warning that your ink is low you want to rush out and buy another cartridge. A reasonable person knows that they still have a few days before the dredded out of ink warning, but still the fear is there that you will run out before you have a replacement. I have used LD ink for several purchases and the ink arrives within a couple of days. I have never run out of ink. I have developed a confidence in this company that they will deliver quality products in a very timely manner. I will buy ink from them again and I would not be hesitent to recommend them to my friends.

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