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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 LC203M High Yield Magenta Ink

Page Yield: 550

Reg. Price $14.49

Our Price $6.49

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Buy 3 or More Magenta for $5.99 each (save $1.50+)
Our compatible LC203M high yield magenta inkjet cartridges for your Brother printer is manufactured to meet the same specifications and performance standards as the Brother OEM LC203M ink-jet cartridges. We guarantee that you will get the same quality printouts as your genuine Brother LC203M ink jet cartridges or your money back. Why pay double for a LC203M 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 LC203M.

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 550 1.18 cents 36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother

    Q:

    I installed the yellow cartridge (LD-LC203Y) into my Brother MFC-J480DW and the printer keeps telling me that it cannot detect the cartridge the yellow sticker over the air hole.
    Asked on 5/7/2017 by Zibberfitchy

    1 answer

    • A:

      We are very sorry for the trouble with the cartridge you received. Please note that our products are covered by our 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to contact us through email, live chat or call us at 888-321-2552, so we can assist you regarding this issue!

      Answered on 5/8/2017 by Maria
  • Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother

    Q:

    How did you calculate a page yield of 2,750 for this product?
    Asked on 8/12/2016 by David from Charlotte, NC

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    • A:

      I looked into it and came to the following conclusion... There a 2 sets of color carts ( 2 x 550 = 1100) and 3 sets of black ( 3 x 550 = 1650). When added together, we get the page yield (1100 + 1650 = 2750). In addendum, the set costs 39.96 and includes 9 carts (39.96 / 9 = 4.44 per cart). Now, if 4.44 per cart and each cart yields 550 pages, then cost per page is(4.44 / 550 = 0.008072) 8 tenths of a cent.

      Answered on 8/27/2016 by David from Charlotte, NC
    • A:

      The estimated page yield of each cartridge is 550.

      Answered on 8/16/2016 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203

    Q:

    Will these compatible with MFC-J485DW? Will the printer detect ink cartridges with no problem what so ever?
    Asked on 3/17/2016 by chrischelle from Yorba Linda, CA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, these cartridges are compatible with the MFC-J485DW printer.

      If the printer experiences any issues at all accepting our cartridges, please contact our customer service department for troubleshooting assistance.

      Answered on 3/18/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridges

    Q:

    Doc your LC203 compatible cartridge work with Brother MFC-J885DW printers?
    Asked on 3/3/2016 by ralph

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes the LC203 cartridges are made to work with the MFC-J885DW printer.

      Answered on 3/7/2016 by Sophia from LDStaff
  • Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother

    Q:

    what is page difference between 'high yield' and 'super high yield' cartridges
    Asked on 10/27/2015 by Ginny

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hi there! The Super High Yield cartridges hold more ink than the High Yield, so they will last you longer. To give you a better idea of the longevity, the estimated page yield for the Super High Yield LC205 Cyan cartridge is 1,200 pages and the estimated page yield for the High Yield LC203 Cyan is 550 pages.

      Please double check your printer model number to see if your printer is compatible with these, since not all printers use the Super High Yield cartridges.

      Answered on 10/27/2015 by Sophia from LDStaff
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Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridges
 
4.2

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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

better packs i would buy again

By Gary

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

need better multi packs

 
5.0

if prices were lower and better multi packs iwill buy again

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridges:

good price but there are others that sell for less and have better multi packs to offer

 
5.0

Good for my Brother

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible Brother LC203Y HY Yellow Ink Cartridges:

My brother printer is particular on the ink I put in but these worked fine

 
5.0

Good Things Come In Small Packages!

By Barry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Great product, fast and courteous service and delivery, and best of all: very economical!

 
1.0

i have to buy brother ink cartridges

By Timothy

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Not good the ink did not work on my printer and it leak all over my hands

 
1.0

Hmmmmmmmm

By Pamelia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Set of 4 Brother Compatible LC203 Ink Cartridges: BCMY:

Just purchased cartridge 1 month ago. Low ink indicator on printer already and I have printed no more than 10 pages. Cant tell which one is out either.

 
5.0

At this time I would buy product again.

By Roberta

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

Inserted these cartridges only a couple of weeks ago. Seem to be working fine. This is a fairly new printer and am hoping these cartridges are as good as the ones in used on my old HP printer. Have always been satisfied with my ink purchases from LD Products.

 
4.0

Like the kit.

By Dee

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible LC203 9 Piece Set of Ink for Brother:

I love ordering the kit. Easy to store and always have a backup. Just make sure it's your cartridges inside the individual boxes. Been ordering from LD for years. 1st time in a long time, there's a problem.

 
2.0

The cartridge and the picture on the box don't match.

By Dee

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible Brother LC203BK HY Black Ink Cartridges:

LD sent me replacements of 3 cartridges that wouldn't work at all. Realized what was inside is not what is on the box. Even the #'s were wrong. The replacements were the same problem. My printer wouldn't acknowledge the cartridges nor did it work, since other colors were needing replaced. After much muscle, I got those in and it finally recognized the cartridges. Be cautious and check what's inside of each box. If I can't get what my printer calls for, I will have to go else where.

 
1.0

No

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible 4 Pack for Brother LC203:

After installing one of the cartridges I saw an error message on the printer stating the cartridge was not compatible with the Brother Printer. I returned the items for refund.

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