The Brother MFC-J470DW is a fast-printing, cloud-connected option that boasts, Apple AirPrint and Google Chrome Print compatibility. It includes four separate ink tanks. CNet does criticize its poor-quality rubber buttons and the general plastic-y feel of the unit.
Official Compatible Cartridges
According to Brother-USA, these are the compatible cartridges:
Our Top Official Brother Pick
Our Top Third-Party Pick
- What's in the box: Brother LC103 ink cartridge, 24 Packs(12 Black, 4 Cyan, 4 Magenta, 4 Yellow).
Where To Buy
We’d recommend either buying directly from Brother or finding a cheaper alternative from InkFarm:
- The Brother LC201
- BROTHER GENUINE CARTRIDGE; LC 2013PKS is a Brother Genuine 3 pack of color ink cartridges that produces exceptionally high quality prints; Includes 1 Cartridge Each of Cyan, Magenta & Yellow
If you need to find some color cartridge replacements, this official brand ink cartridge gets solid reviews. One customer recommended only purchasing official printer ink brands because aftermarket inks can negatively impact your printers, in his experience. Others said that they were able to purchase it online for less money than it would cost to get it from a local retail store. And others praised the quality of the printouts, saying that the colors are bright and vibrant.
- The IKONG Compatible Ink Cartridge Replacement
- Brother genuine ink cartridge: Brother Genuine LC-3013PKS 3-Pack High-yield Color Ink Cartridges, includes 1 each of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.
If you’re looking for an aftermarket replacement, these IKONG cartridges are compatible with the following Brother printer models: MFC-J480DW, J680DW, J485DW, J885DW, J460DW, J880DW, MFC-J4420DW, J4620DW, MFC-J4320DW, J5620DW, J5520DW, and J5720DW.
Reviews are pretty positive for these aftermarket replacement ink cartridges, with one buyer advising that you should disable your for printer’s automatic updates to ensure that it works.
The buyer explains that every so often Brother printers will issue automatic updates searching for security updates and if you are using a third-party ink cartridge it could in effect disable it. The buyer says that if you navigate into the settings section of your printer you can disable automatic updates and third-party ink cartridges will work perfectly then.
Another buyer says that in the past they have had some difficulties working with aftermarket ink, but they ended up purchasing this option to see if it could be a cheaper alternative than buying the official ink cartridges.
After receiving them, this particular buyer follows the common advice of disabling the automatic updates, inserted the cartridges, printed a test page, and found that they were indeed recognized as compatible ink cartridges for his MFC-J880DW printer. In terms of the print quality, the buyer says that in his case the ink isn’t ideal for printing photos, but if you are just printing out some documents it should be just fine.
Another buyer said that initially, a third-party ink cartridge was just a little bit too wide to work in his printer, but the seller was quick to ship a replacement that ended up sitting perfectly. Yet another buyer said that these are not plug-and-play cartridges and that in his experience the way to get them to work is to swap V cartridges microchips with an official one from brother.
We would try the first option of disabling the automatic updates before we recommend the even more difficult process of swapping microchips.
- The Vmosgo Compatible Ink Cartridges
- Product Name: E-Z Ink compatible ink cartridges replacement for Brother LC-103XL
This is yet another aftermarket option that is listed compatible with the following printer models: Brother MFC-J480DW, J680DW, J885DW, J485DW, J460DW, J880DW, J4420DW, J4620DW, J5520DW, J5720DW, J4320DW, and J5620DW.
Buyers were pretty impressed with these cost-effective cartridges.
One reviewer says that they purchase them for some general office printing and found that there was not any difference between these and the official, but pricier, options from Brother itself. In addition, in terms of longevity, this buyer said that they have outlasted the official factory cartridges by a good amount.
Another buyer said that they worked well, though he did have to wipe off the microchip, which was a tactic mentioned by another purchaser, and after that, it worked fine. Another buyer recommended it as a value purchase because you receive more of the color cartridges than you do elsewhere.
After cleaning out the printer nozzles a little bit, this reviewer said that the printouts were perfect.