These print cartridges are much lower cost than the name brand; however, it is still much cheaper to purchase a printer ink refill kit and do it yourself. I originally purchased these as a plan B in case the printer refill kit did not work. I still used them for printing and they worked fine; however, I did not get much printing out of them before my printer said they were empty and would not print (HP Deskjet 480) I would say it was no more than 10 color intensive prints before it was giving me a warning. When you take the sticker off of the top, you can see they just purchased old used cartridges, used a printer refill kit, and resold them at a profit. Not a bad deal, but the printer refill kit is much better. If you do not want the hassle of a refill kit, I would use these, but be warned that they may not last long depending on how much ink the person filling them used.
People, please understand that printers, like computers, are getting smarter. So be ware, printer companies are putting chips in the printers and also the print cartridges and guess what? A refilled cartridge may or may not work and getting around this technology is getting harder to do. Why? To get you to buy OEM and pay out the nose. That's called marketing. However, to the point; I have an older HP360 small printer connected to a Mac. and these cartridges work just great - no kidding. As long as I have this printer I will order these cartridges. Thankyou Valuetoner.
I purchased these a few weeks ago for a HP 1600 all-in-one printer that I think I got in 2006 or so. Make sure you remember to take off the clear plastic covering - I didn't at first and thought they were defective. They were easy to install and came with helpful instructions on troubleshooting. I've only used one of the two-pack so far, but everything is as expected.
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