Cartridge prices starting at $8.99

The Brother MFC-685CW all-in-one printer offers everything that you would need to improve productivity and enhance work efficiency. From printing and scanning to copying and sending fax messages, this compact printer really gets a lot of things done. A machine as hardworking as this needs proper care and maintenance—and one way to do that is to ensure it uses high-quality compatible ink cartridges. Carrot Ink offers these products and more at very reasonable prices. For your Brother printer, we’ve got compatible ink cartridges in sets of 2, 5, and 10. You’ll never run out of choices here, so check out our listing below for the exact cartridge that you need.

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  1. Brother LC51 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo
    Brother LC51 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo

    Contains 10 Brother LC51 (4 Black, and 2 each of Cyan, Magenta, & Yellow) Compatible Ink Cartridges

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How to Replace Cartridge(s)

  1. Open the ink cartridge cover. The LCD will show ‘Ink Empty Black’ and ‘Replace Ink’ if the cartridge is already empty.
  2. Slide the lock release lever down. Then, remove the used ink cartridge from the printer.
  3. Take the new ink cartridge out of the packaging.
  4. Pull the yellow protective cap out of the ink cartridge.
  5. Slide the new ink cartridge in its proper position.
  6. Lift up the lock release lever. Slide it firmly until you hear it click into place.
  7. Close the ink cartridge cover.
  8. Make a test copy and then, print away!


Frequently Asked Questions


What could be the reason why my Brother MFC-685CW is not printing black even if I just replaced the black cartridge?

Did you remove the breather tape (or the shipping tape) before inserting the new cartridge into the printer? If the tape was not removed, the ink remained vacuum sealed in the cartridge. So try removing the tape on the cartridge and reinstall it once done.


Is the compatible cartridge to blame for the missing colors on the printed page?

No, we doubt that. Try checking if there’s ink build-up on the printhead. If there is, remove all that dried ink from the printhead. Simply give the nozzles a quick swipe with a damp paper towel. See if this does the trick.


How long will the ink last if I store it for future use?

The shelf life of our compatible ink cartridges is approximately 2 years. However, this can reach up to 3 years if the cartridge is properly stored in a cool, dark, and dry place and in an upright position.