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The print quality is just fine - maybe a little worse for photos/images but not ...
on 19 July 2014
These cartridges have provided a stay of execution for my printer. The cost of printing with HP original cartridges is just astronomical, and I can no longer justify it just to print out the odd letter, voucher, or postage label. These are 3 times cheaper than the HP combo pack.
The cartridges arrived in a proper professional-looking retail box and I didn't have any problems with leakage as some reviewers have noted. They were sealed in much the same way as the HP cartridges. The print quality is just fine - maybe a little worse for photos/images but not significantly. When I left the printer for a week or so without using it and then printed something, I did get some streaks in the images on the first page but they quickly sorted themselves out. I don't know how these will fair after being in the printer for some time; probably not as good as the HP cartridges in that respect. There is more ink in them compared to the standard (non XL) HP cartridges, so they should last longer providing they don't dry out / clog up.
The main downside is that the printer complains that it is not fitted with genuine HP cartridges every time you turn it on, but you simply press OK and it works as normal. Ink levels are also not reported, but the cartridges have transparent casing so you can always open the printer and check how much is left. I found that the HP cartridges continued to print for quite a while after reporting low ink, so the levels reported by the software aren't really useful except perhaps to give you a heads up to order some more. I always printed until they actually ran out completely, given the cost of the HP cartridges.