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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 Compatible LC103M High Yield Magenta Ink Cartridge

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $12.99

Our Price $6.49

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Quantity
Buy 3 or More Magenta for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
Our compatible LC103M high yield magenta inkjet cartridges for your Brother printer is manufactured to meet the same specifications and performance standards as the Brother OEM LC103M ink-jet cartridges. We guarantee that you will get the same quality printouts as your genuine Brother LC103M ink jet cartridges. Why pay double for a LC103M brand name ink cartridge? Save up to 79% compared to MSRP on all the LC-103 series inkjet cartridges for your Brother printer. These cartridges are conveniently equipped with a smart chip that allows you to monitor and track your ink levels.
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our compatible LC103M.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC103MCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC103M Magenta High 600 1.08 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY
 
4.6

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ink is compatible with latest firmware.

A few months ago, Brother released a firmware update that made most third-party ink cartridges incompatible. Fortunately, this set of ink is 100% compatible with my MFC-J470DW printer running Brother's latest firmware. Print...Read complete review

A few months ago, Brother released a firmware update that made most third-party ink cartridges incompatible. Fortunately, this set of ink is 100% compatible with my MFC-J470DW printer running Brother's latest firmware. Print quality is solid and ink levels accurate. Word of caution - do NOT remove the small plastic sheet covering the cartridge ink nozzle; this sheet will be punctured when the cartridge is installed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Brother MFC-J870dW doesn't Recognize ink level

Brother MFC-J870DW doesn't recognize ink levels. Constantly open the cover door remove the incur charges and put them back so that the printer will recognize the ink cartridge. The ink quality seems fine and...Read complete review

Brother MFC-J870DW doesn't recognize ink levels. Constantly open the cover door remove the incur charges and put them back so that the printer will recognize the ink cartridge. The ink quality seems fine and this would be a great product if it was not for the issue of not recognizing the Ink.

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5.0

I ALWAYS BUY FROM LD!

By Lisa Markham

from Tucson, AZ.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

I love, love, love this company! Products are exactly what they say they are. I am beyond pleased with the products, the customer service and the delivery time. Thank you so much!

 
5.0

Brother Compatible Black Ink Cartridge

By JJ

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

just what I needed. It prints dark and not faded

 
1.0

I would never buy this product again.

By bob disapointed

from Tucson, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC103:

I had to perform maintenance on my printer another of times before the colors would print.
when print was ok the cartridge where almost out of ink.

 
5.0

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By none

from Pompano Beach Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible LC103BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Did not use it yet

 
4.0

2nd purchase, would buy again

By DV

from Sutton, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

good quality, just run's out too fast; but I think it is the printer not the ink

 
5.0

good price & works

By tom

from NJ

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

good price & works

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent service

By Ray

from Raleigh NC

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

on time every time excellent company to do business with great price.

 
3.0

Good product

By ACTS

from Memphis, TN.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC103:

LD ink has always been a good product; however, using them with brother printer has been a bit difficult. I have to take them out and insert several times before they work properly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very prompt and efficient service.

By Business owner

from Florida

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Comments about Set of 9 Brother Compatible LC103 HY Ink Cartridges: 3 BK & 2 each of CMY:

This vendor is easy to work with and always offers discounts and inventory promotions. Good company to purchase items from.

 
5.0

I buy this package all the time.

By Bernie

from Sacramento ,CA

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC103 Ink Set of 9:

I have recommended to family & friends

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