Where is the Cheapest Place to Buy LC51 Ink Online

Online is probably the cheapest place to buy ink for the printer. You are probably thinking, “But where can I buy ink online? There are so many choices!” And that is very true, plus it is hard to know which website you can trust. That is why we created this post about Brother LC51 ink, to show you what ink 123ink.ca has to offer. Don’t forget we also give you free shipping on all orders $49 and up, which means more savings in your pocket. Gotta love that!

Cheap Brother LC51 Ink Cartridges

Not to sound like a broken record, but you should seriously consider purchasing compatible ink. If you have heard it once, you will hear it a thousand times because compatible ink cartridges are a cheaper alternative to brand name Brother LC51 Ink.  Compatible ink is packaged in a new ink cartridge with new ink. You will find the prints, photos and documents are high quality, in addition to being less expensive than brand name ink.

The following is a list of Brother LC51 ink we have in stock, along with a few product highlights worth mentioning:

Product Highlights

Warranty: Free Return and Two Years Warranty

Page Yield: 500 pages for Black, 400 pages for each Color

Cost Per Page: N/A

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Capacity: Standard Yield

Color: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Quantity: 4 ink cartridges

Product Type: New Compatible

Brother LC51 Ink

Brother LC51Y Compatible Yellow, Magenta or Cyan Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 1/Pack – $2.99

Brother LC51Y Compatible Yellow, Magenta or Cyan Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 2/Pack – $5.99

Brother LC51Y Compatible Yellow, Magenta or Cyan Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 3/Pack – $8.99

Brother LC51Y Compatible Yellow, Magenta or Cyan Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 10/Pack – $24.99

Brother LC51BK Compatible Black Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 1/Pack – $2.99

Brother LC51BK Compatible Black Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 2/Pack – $5.49

Brother LC51BK Compatible Black Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 3/Pack – $7.99

Brother LC51BK Compatible Black Ink Cartridge – Moustache® – 10/Pack – $23.99

Brother LC51 Compatible Ink Cartridge Combo Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow – Moustache® – $9.99

Brother LC51 Compatible Ink Cartridge Combo BK/C/M/Y – Economical Box – $6.99

Brother LC51 Compatible Ink Cartridge Combo – Moustache® – Standard Yield – 10/Pack – 4 pieces of LC51BK+2 each of LC51C/M/Y – $19.99

Brother LC51 prices range from $20.99 up to $82.99 for the combo packs. As you can see, you cannot beat these prices for compatible Brother LC51 ink cartridges. Buying ink online will save you time and money. Buy ink now!

Tagged with:

Why Buying Brother Ink LC51 Cartridge is Among the Most Preferred Way to Save Money on Ink Cartridges

The main expense after buying a printer is ink. Printer ink can cost a lot of money, especially if you have high demand printing. Therefore, you will want to try and save money on ink cartridges to keep your expenses down. Below you will find three ways to do just that:

Brother LC51 Ink

  1. Buy compatible Brother LC51 ink cartridges. 123ink offers Moustache brand compatible ink. This brand gets 4 to 5 maple leaves from our customers’ online ratings. The ink is comparable to brand name ink in quality and page yield. Ink colors available are Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. Combo packs are available in a couple of different sizes or each color may be purchased separately. Price range starts at $2.99 for a single ink cartridge and goes up to $24.99 for a 10-pack.
  2. Buy remanufactured Brother LC51 ink cartridges. This is an environmentally friendly option since the cartridges are refilled by a third-party manufacturer who is responsible for meeting industry standards in testing, cleaning and inspection. The savings comes from the fact that a new ink cartridge did not have to be made and filled with ink because an old cartridge is being recycled and used again.
  3. Buy Brother LC51 ink cartridges online. Many online retailers offer discounted prices because they do not have a brick and mortar store. Free shipping is another way online retailers offer savings to their customers because you do not have to pay extra for shipping nor do you have to pay for the gas to travel to the store and back.

One of the key benefits to buying compatible Brother LC51 ink cartridges is the quality of the printed documents and photos. Another benefit is the printer allows you to replace one ink cartridge at a time, which can save you money in the long run.

Brother LC51 Ink

123ink.ca is a great place to shop for your home, office or school. We offer awesome deals so visit often or sign up for our e-news to stay current on all the product sales and discounts happening each week.  We offer free shipping on all orders over $49. You can buy in bulk to save money while meeting the $49 minimum for free shipping – providing you with the best value online shopping experience!

Tagged with:

How to Reset HP 62 Black Ink Cartridge

We’ve all been there: just as you’re about to print a very important document, your printer decides to conk out on you. The old joke that “printers can smell fear” is just as true when you’re a high school student with an essay due the next day as it is when you’re the assistant regional manager of an office scrambling to get an NDA printed before your noon meeting with corporate.

HP Printer Ink Cartridge Replacements

You’re great at your job—or your studies—and don’t have the time or tech know-how to deal with a malfunctioning piece of equipment. The good news is that even if you struggle to change a lightbulb, you don’t need to sacrifice valuable productive hours at work or school to deal with a printer that’s out of whack. It is surprisingly simple to reset an ink cartridge. HP printers are commonly used in offices nowadays, and if you’re like most people, you’ve become familiar with this brand due to its reputation and high quality.
HP 62 Ink
HP isn’t one of the world’s most reputable printer manufacturers for no reason. They’re great machines that make printing everything from glossy images to black-and-white documents a breeze. When you need to replace your ink cartridge, HP 62 Ink printer models make it easy to do so. In addition to their compatibility with ENVY and OfficeJet models, these black ink cartridges are designed to be environmentally conscious in a way that the old cartridges were not.

Compatibility, Accessibility, and Sustainability

These cartridges that are compatible with the HP 62 Ink, and HP 62 XL Ink models. No matter which printer you use at your office, these ink cartridges are likely to make every printing experience hassle-free so you can get right back to landing that important account.

HP 62 Ink Black

We ship quickly and affordable, thanks to our bicoastal reach. Our Western warehouse in Vancouver and Eastern warehouse in Montreal is stocked with products that ship in the blink of an eye so you won’t have to wait around for the replacement for days on end. Best of all, free shipping nationwide is available for this particular product.

Fortunately, the new printer ink cartridge replacements contain the same amount of ink as the original cartridge but are now more economical and environmentally friendly. This is one of the small ways in which our company strives to stay green and keep an eye on the future.

Tagged with:

HP 65 Ink for Printer Envy 5010

For a cheap, easy to use, all in one printer that you can connect to wirelessly or through a wired connection. That is also able to print good quality color images. If speed is also not your concern. There are few products that meet this specification better than the HP Envy 5010.  Its’ all in one functionality gives the ability to print, scan and fax with the minimum of steps.  These features are what makes it one of the most recommended printers for home and home office use.

HP ENVY 5010 Printer ink

The printer comes in at a relatively cheap price compared to other printers within its’ class. But to ensure you are spending the least amount on maintaining the printer, the replacement cartridges type selected is critical to ensuring a low cost of ownership.

HP 65 Ink

The original OEM HP standard yield HP 65 ink (or to go by its full specification, the HP 65 T0A36AN Original Black and Tri-color Ink Cartridge Combo), which contains the black ink combined with the tri-color ink is available from 123ink.ca at $32.99.  You can also obtain the original black and tri-color OEM HP high yield cartridge, the HP 65XL N9K03AN Original Tri-Color Ink Cartridge High Yield, for $38.99.  This high yield cartridges prints an average of 300 pages compared to the standard yield that prints 100 – 120 pages.  If your monthly print needs are small and limited, it is recommended you go with the standard yield HP 65 ink.

HP 65 Ink

There are also remanufactured replacement printer cartridge options available for the HP Envy 5010.  These remanufactured cartridges are made using discarded printer cartridges and are warrantied to give the same quality and reliability as the OEM original.  On 123ink.ca the remanufactured high yield back and tri-color combo option, the Remanufactured HP 65 XL Black and Color Ink Cartridge Combo are sold at $36.99.  Also available is the Remanufactured HP 65 XL Black Ink N9K04AN Cartridge High Yield that is available at $19.99.

Tagged with: ,

Can I use an HP 61 ink instead of an HP 63

Printers are very useful products. But to retain their usefulness, we need to maintain them and use the right specification of consumables and ink cartridges.

Even though different cartridges might be similar in build, have the copper contacts placed in the same area of the cartridge and fit into printers that they have not been specified for. This is not a guarantee they will work with a printer they have not been specified for, or even if they work, the non-specified cartridge will not damage the printer

This is because each type of cartridge has been designed and manufactured to work with a certain specification of printers.  Apart from the physical features which are visible to the eyes, ink cartridges have software embedded within them, and this embedded software expects to interact with a particular specification of the printer software. They also might come with different types of ink designed to work with a particular printer head

HP 61 Ink

A classic example is the HP 61 ink, which is one of the workhorse inkjet cartridges from HP that works with over 30 different types of HP printers. For reason of cost – the original HP 61 ink is one of the inexpensive inkjet cartridges from HP – some users believe they can substitute it for printers requiring HP 63 ink because both have similar construction and fit into the same size of cartridge holders within the printers.

HP 63 Ink

Please do not attempt this. As HP 61 ink and HP 63 ink cartridges are intended for the different set of printers.  Going ahead with this switch will usually cause the printer to give an error notifying you of the incompatible cartridge.   If you are able to override that error or the printer does not give the error, you stand the risk of damaging your print works or the printer or both.

If cost is a concern, the better option is getting a remanufactured inkjet cartridge from 123ink.ca.  Offered on this site are the Remanufactured HP 63 XL Ink F6U64AN F6U63AN Cartridge Black and Color Combo High Yield from Moustache® and the Remanufactured HP 61 XL Ink cartridge Combo High Yield also from Moustache®.  Both are high yield cartridges currently going for the special promo price of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively.  And give the same quality as the original HP inkjet cartridge.

Tagged with: , ,

Why do my sharpies dry out so quickly?

We all love our sharpies.  They allow us to write on all types of materials like nylons, books, ceramic, wood, plastics and concretes.  They work in most weather conditions where other permanent markers will not work. They allow us to write on oily surfaces, wet surfaces, and even dry surfaces! They do not spill out ink.  They even allow us to write upside down or vertically.

Most of the time, they are very reliable, except when they dry out!!

And they seem to dry out often, even when we think the ink within should not have run out.


There is a simple explanation for this.  More importantly, there is also a simple remedy for a dried out sharpie.  And this solution will save you the money that you might have gone to spend on another sharpie when you really did not have to.

Sharpies use a form of alcohol-based ink different from other markers, like kids markers whose ink is water-based.  While alcohol-based ink allows you to write on many more surfaces under adverse conditions.  It does have a drawback.  Alcohol evaporates at a lower temperature than water. And because of this, if you use your sharpie often or do not cap it back after using, the alcohol at the tip of sharpie will evaporate quickly leading to the sharpie drying out.


The remedy is quite simple.  You will need a small container filled with rubbing alcohol.  Put the sharpie tip down into the alcohol (you might need to rest the sharpie against a vertical surface to keep it upright). Allow the sharpie stay in the alcohol until you see ink running into the alcohol.  Remove the sharpie from the alcohol and cap it back.  Wait for 15 mins before using it again. The sharpie should be working again after 15 mins.

This method will usually revive a dried out sharpie, but if you use the method several times on a sharpie and the ink keeps drying out, it might be time to get another sharpie from 123ink.ca


This link provides more information on the method described for reviving a dried out sharpie.

Tagged with:

What is the difference between inkjet and toner cartridges?


As a buyer and user of printers, either in your office or in your home, understanding the differences in the printing technology available arms you with the information required to make choices on what type of printer to purchase and what type of consumables (and their associated cost) will be needed to keep the printer running.

The key consumable for a printer other than the printing paper is the replacement ink cartridges or toner cartridges that supply the “ink” required for the printouts.  Both the aforementioned cartridges do the same thing but do it differently with different classes of printers.

The inkjet cartridge works with an inkjet printer to print out jobs.  As its name implies, a jet of liquid ink is squirted from the ink cartridge through print heads within the printer onto the paper sheet forming images and texts.  Software within the printer precisely controls the movement of the inkjet while the paper sheet is fed through the printer.

While the toner cartridge contains a fine polyester powder which is capable of being electrically charged and attracted to an opposite charge.  The required opposite charge is created on a photosensitive electric drum (also known as printer drum) by a laser. Then the toner cartridge deposits polyester powder on the outline formed on the charged printer drum. The printing paper is then charged as it passes through the printer, and with the aid of a hot fuser, attracts and appends the polyester particles from the printer drum to itself forming smudge-free prints.

Apart from the different technologies behind the ink cartridges and the toner cartridges, one other key difference is you cannot use an ink cartridge in a laser printer nor can you use a toner cartridge in an inkjet printer.

Ink cartridges typically have a lower upfront cost but their page yield is typically lower leading to a higher print cost per page. While toner cartridges typically have a higher upfront cost with relatively high page yield leading to a lower print cost per page.  If you envision that you will need to print only hundreds of pages in a year, then an inkjet printer might be the better option.  But if your print needs are in thousands per year a laser printer with toner cartridges will serve you better.

Laser printers using toner cartridges on average have a faster print speed than inkjet printers using ink cartridges.  While both of them give quality prints, laser printers are better suited to printing text, and inkjet printers are more suited for images.

Tagged with: ,

Do HP564 black ink cartridges expire?


Ink cartridges like other manufactured products have a useful shelf life during which the product is expected to perform at its optimal level.  The HP 564 Black Ink, like other inkjet cartridges, has ink whose composition can transform over time. Air can also get into the cartridge and work its way into the ink carrier.  Both of these issues lead to the ink being transformed into a sludge rather than liquid resulting in sub-optimal print quality.

HP 564 Black Ink

For these reasons, and to protect the printer, manufacturers set an expiration date on their cartridges. This typically ranges from 18 – 24 months from the date of manufacture or installation of the printer cartridge.  This expiration date is inbuilt into the printer cartridge. And on reaching that date, if there is still ink in such a cartridge the printer will automatically shut down.

HP 564 Black Ink

 For some models of printer, you will be able to override this shutdown by the following instruction on the printer or the computer monitor connected to the printer or by following the printer’s instruction manual.  But know this is at the risk of permanently damaging the printer.  This override option is typically available for the lower end printers.

Especially useful for bulk purchasers of HP 564 Ink cartridges is knowing there is the option of purchasing the Remanufactured (Compatible) HP 564XL CB321WN CN684WC Black Ink Cartridge, which is currently on a special offer price of $9.99 on 123ink.ca for the 1/Pack.  Compared to $20.99 for the Original version.  You get the same page yield and ink quality as the HP Original.

And you do not have to choose between damaging your printer (by overriding the shutdown if the ink cartridge expires) or allowing expensive unused ink cartridges go to waste as you would have spent significantly less purchasing the remanufactured version.


Tagged with: , ,

Which laser printer use the toner with the imaging drum built in?


Before we get into the weeds on the title of this blog, a little background info will provide useful information on the subsequent parts of the article.

First, you need to know that in the modern world, there are mainly two types of printers.  The type that uses inkjet cartridges known as inkjet printers and type that uses toner “ink” or toners, known as LaserJet or laser printers.  Both works to produce images and prints on paper, but do it differently.

While the inkjet printer actually uses liquid ink from the inkjet cartridges to produce their prints, the laser printers use fine powders within the toners to produce their images on paper. But the laser printers need the assistance of a photosensitive imaging drum (popularly known as the printer drum), to transfer the fine powders from the toner to the paper.

Furthermore, some laser printers have their drums and toners built in together as a single unit while others have their drums and toners built separately.  Knowing this distinction is important.  As it will affect if you need to replace the toners simultaneously with the printer drum or if you can separately replace either the toner or the printer drum.

Back to the question asked by the title of the blog. Which laser printer uses a toner with the imaging drum built in? And the short answer is it depends on the manufacturer and printer model. But currently, a good rule of thumb to follow is to know that modern laser printers from manufacturers such as HP usually come with imaging drum built in with the toner.

Other manufacturers such as Brother, have laser printers that have printer drum and the toner built separately.  But Brother also has laser printers that have the imaging drum built in with the toner. To aid your search on which printer uses which, I recommend you use the toner cartridge finder on 123ink.ca to identify the specification of printer drum/toner specification to use for a brand of printer.

Tagged with:

What should I do with my old printer after I get a new one?

We all get to that point, the printer we have grown attached to needs to be replaced. This might be because it is no longer working, or if working, no longer working to optimal levels.  So we are left with no other choice but to get a new printer. But what to do with the old printer now becomes pertinent.

You actually can choose from several options, and most of these options are environmentally friendly.  There is the option of recycling it, shops such as Best buy and staples and HP offer options on recycling old printers. And depending on the state of the printer might even pay for it.

Another option to consider, are local organizations that offer buyback and trade-in options for functional old printers.  Some of them might not trade directly for cash but offer tradeable vouchers for the printers.  The trade in option is also similar to the options of disassembling the printer to component parts and selling the parts individually, but you will need to be technically skilled to adopt this option.

The option of donating the old printer (if still functional) is another viable option.  One man’s waste is another man’s useful artifact. There are a lot of organizations that still find it useful to use non-optimized computer accessories such as printers, they range from charity organizations to nonprofit agencies.

The least recommended option is to dump the old printer in the landfill or waste bin.  This is the least environmentally friendly option as it leads to the land being contaminated when millions of e-waste end up in the landfill.  It is best to check the local bylaws guiding the dumping of waste to confirm if this option is available in your area.

There is also the option of buying high-quality printers that have a long operational working life to reduce the frequency of changing printers.  On 123ink.ca, you get high-quality printers like the Brother MFC-9130CW Wireless All-In-One Color Laser Printer going for $339.99 or the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer (F6W15A) that is going for $528.99.  With printers like these, you reduce the need to buy another printer in the short term.

Tagged with: