These are refilled ink cartridges. Therefore, the computer chip in each cartridge has been programmed to show that the cartridge is empty. As a result, you will get a pop-up message on your screen after you install these regarding counterfeit . Simply close the window, or answer "No" when Hewlitt-Packard asks if you purchased this as a new cartridge.
These printer cartridges work great. I think they print every bit as well as a new cartridge. What I really love is the price. Very affordable.
Hewlitt-Packard has a scam going. They sell printers for a nominal price knowing they're going to get several thousand dollars out of consumers who will purchase their ridiculously overpriced ink cartridges in the coming years. Not everyone, especially us college students, has a large pocketbook to buy their ink. Their monopoly is ridiculous and I for one, greatly appreciate the service E-Z Ink is providing to people who can't afford H-P's products.
I was a little wary about buying refilled ink cartridges for my HP 8600+, but I am glad I did. After installing them and running through a couple cleaning cycles everything prints beautifully. As a side note, my printer did complain a lot about the cartridges making very sure I knew they were not new genuine HP cartridges. If the ink came with custom printer firmware to make it stop complaining it would be worth 6 stars. Will buy again, thanks E-Z.
I have always been an advocate of third-party ink cartridges and was happy to see these sold on Amazon. They are a great price, and initially they worked great with no ink level reporting issues, etc. After a couple months though I noticed printhead misalignment followed by black ink intruding into the colors (very easily seen in test printouts where the printer prints blocks of each individual color). I ran a couple cleaning cycles and an alignment as directed by E-Z Ink and the printer reported it was unable successfully perform the alignment, followed ultimately by the HP-message-of-death "There is a problem with the printer or ink system. Turn printer off, then on. If problem persists, contact HP." When I pulled the printhead unit out to try a manual cleaning I noticed that the black cartridge had leaked all over, covering the entire printhead in ink. Even after cleaning the black cartridge would always leak and flood the printhead after reinstalling.
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