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LC203BKCIC

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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 LC203BK High Yield Black Ink

Page Yield: 550

Reg. Price $24.99

Our Price $5.99

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Buy 3 or More Black for $4.99 each (save $3.00+)
Our compatible LC203BK high yield black inkjet cartridges for your Brother printer is manufactured to meet the same specifications and performance standards as the Brother OEM LC203BK ink-jet cartridges. We guarantee that you will get the same quality printouts as your genuine Brother LC203BK ink jet cartridges or your money back. Why pay double for a LC203BK brand name ink cartridge? Save up to 75% compared to MSRP on all the LC203 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 LC203BK.

Compatible Printers

Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
LC203BKCIC Ink Cartridge Brother LC203BK Black High 550 1.09 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203
 
4.3

(based on 189 reviews)

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    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (24)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Service was great. I'll write more about the product later.

I ordered this product prior to running out of the ink I already had, so for now I'll just say this: Considering what I read on the website, and the excellent service, I'm...Read complete review

I ordered this product prior to running out of the ink I already had, so for now I'll just say this: Considering what I read on the website, and the excellent service, I'm making an educated guess that the product is high quality also. Most of my printer ink is used for photos and graphics. I'll write more after I start using this ink. Thanks

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

a mixed bag

I used this on my new Brother MFC-J5720DW

the black and yellow inks appear to work well

the blue ink sprung a leak and pretty much blew itself up...Read complete review

I used this on my new Brother MFC-J5720DW

the black and yellow inks appear to work well

the blue ink sprung a leak and pretty much blew itself up in the printer - not enough to ruin it thank goodness but it was a chore to clean up the mess. also - just before its meltdown, the machine wasn't registering the ink volume.

for the record the yellow and black ink volumes are read correctly.

haven't used the red and i don't intend to after this experience. i'll be sticking to just buying the black ink.

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5.0

Good

By rjrnew37

from Tacoma , WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

good

 
5.0

Awesome prices

By CB

from Cleveland, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

Best ink deal ever
Highly recommended

 
5.0

ink cartridge

By villa rica girl

from villa rica, ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

good quick service...good price..would recommend

 
4.0

As good as OEM

By pslmommy

from Port Saint Lucie, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 9 Pack for Brother LC203:

I tried this website because of the Amex promotion, never heard of them before. I've bought aftermarket inks before but it's not always gone well. I believe it will be different this time because they have their guarantee so I'm pretty confident it will work like Brother ink. I took off 1 star because they did not secure the bags or use packaging when shipping so a couple of ink boxes were crushed and they were all thrown allover the box by the time it got to me, luckily there was no leaks. Use some packaging next time!

 
5.0

Satisfied

By Gasser

from St. Petersburg, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

I have been using LD ink refills for a couple of years and have no complaints about the product. The price is right! I've recommended the product to my friends and have heard no complaints from them.

 
5.0

Great product works very well.

By Phyllis

from Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

Your tech person was great! At 76 I need some help from time to time.
Great price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Non-compatible produc

By Dadaabbu

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203M HY Magenta Ink Cartridges:

Insertion into my Brother printer requires unusual force. The worst thing is my printer does not recognize these cartridges! When I sent an email to the seller, I got no response. So I suggest rather tha buying these stick to Brother brand

 
5.0

Works Well

By Rick

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

I only use this printer when I need something printed in color. I use a laser printer most of the time. In the past I have not had much success with non-brand-name ink jet cartridges. But these from LD work very well.

 
5.0

Easy ordering

By Rootie

from Ocala, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Speedy service

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

LD product LC 203 not compatible

By Joe

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridge:

The LD LC203BKCIC ink cartridge installed in Brother MFC J480DW was not compatible. Need to return product.

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