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Not such good value...
on 31 March 2015
This is a classic cost saving exercise, buy one of these and your print costs per page will be reduced... unfortunately that relies on the cartridge lasting until its ink is exhausted. This one lasted until about a quarter of the ink was expended, then started printing erratically, particularly with small / fine printing. Using hplip drivers, there is an alignment and 3 stage cleaning process to correct cartridge problems. All to no avail, as I now have an extra large black cartridge 3/4 full which cannot print worth a damn. In HP's defence, the cartridge had been sitting idle in the machine for a few months before it started playing up, as the school projects the printer was being used for were finished. It may be that if it was used more intensively it would have worked until exhaustion, and in those circumstances the cost per page would be more significant.
However, in future I will be buying the smaller (and cheaper) replacements, since I currently don't have a high print demand the higher page cost is insignificant compared to the cost of throwing away most of the ink.