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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 LC51Bk Black Ink cartridge. (LC51 Series)

Page Yield: 500

Reg. Price $9.99

Our Price $5.49

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Quantity
Buy 3 or More Black for $4.99 each (save $1.50+)
Our Compatible LC51Bk Black inkjet cartridges for your Brother printer is manufactured to meet the same ISO-9001 original specifications and performance standards as the Brother OEM LC51Bk ink-jet cartridges. We guarantee that you will get the same quality printouts as your genuine Brother LC51Bk ink jet cartridges. Why pay double for a LC51Bk brand name ink cartridge? Save 75% Compared to MSRP on all the LC51 series inkjet cartridges for Brother Printers.
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our Compatible LC51Bk.

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Specifications

SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Capacity (ml) Shelf Life
Instructions
Instructions
LC51BK Ink Cartridge Brother LC51Bk Black Standard 500 1.10 cents 19 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10
 
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Best bargain ever.

Since I began purchasing this product
I have had no problems and have had
beautiful finished product.....from plain printing to photos. In all the orders I have had only one...Read complete review

Since I began purchasing this product
I have had no problems and have had
beautiful finished product.....from plain printing to photos. In all the orders I have had only one black cartridge that did not work. I recommend this product to all my friends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great price, quality okay

I am reasonably happy with this product. When our black ink was not working properly, we called and they shipped out a new one that same day. I love there customer service! That...Read complete review

I am reasonably happy with this product. When our black ink was not working properly, we called and they shipped out a new one that same day. I love there customer service! That is a definat positive! But the quality is a little less desireable. I am a photographer, so I will not be using my home printer for anything relating to my clients. But for general use, it should be fine. I was hoping tho that I would be able to use it more for clients.

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5.0

price is right

By ted

from 17078

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10:

i need it

 
5.0

I have used this product before

By J

from Sacramento Ca

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10:

Good product

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By BrownBread

from Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10:

The item was perfect for my printer, and the quality of my printing is superb. Also it was easy to install in my printer....was a perfect fit.

 
5.0

Definitely purchase again!

By Colleen

from Mooresville NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10:

Works just like more expensive cartridges purchased in retail stores

 
5.0

LC51 black cartridge 3 pack

By Cindy

from Lacombe, LA

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Comments about Compatible LC51Bk Black Ink for Brother:

i use my printer several days per week on insurance claims file with my provider to make sure no doctor files that i don't know

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Speedy Delivery

By Bri

from Montgomeryville, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC51 4 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Brother:

Toner cartridges for Brother printer.

 
4.0

I would purchase this product again.

By g

from Bowie, MD

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Comments about Brother Compatible LC51 Ink Set of 10:

These cartridges don't look exactly like the previous ones I have had. They are shaped differently. Hope they fit when I need them. Otherwise, thank you. I will use your services again.

 
5.0

Excellent Quality Ink

By Bruce

from Yorktown, Va.

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Comments about Compatible LC51Bk Black Ink for Brother:

I use black and color LD inks in my Brother printer and am completely satisfied with both.....and you can't beat the price!

 
5.0

Good experience

By PMS

from Ellenton, Fl

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Comments about Compatible LC51 4 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Brother:

I have an older printer and cartridges are not in local stores. This was helpful.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy the ink packs again, my order came fast thanks

By Momma T

from Philadelphia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible LC51 4 Piece Set of Ink Cartridges for Brother:

I used them for my printer,fax,scanner all in one.

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