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Excellent value, no complaints! Recommended
on 26 February 2012
I bought a twin pack of these for an HP Deskjet 3050A at the same time as I ordered the printer, knowing that the ink they supply with the unit would run out quickly.
The cartridges arrived in reasonable time.
They are well packaged, with the protective strip over the contacts you usually get with new cartridges, as well as a padded clip to cover the sensitive parts. All of this is sealed in an airtight bag, and supplied in a cardboard box...so 100% for packaging.
They were installed without any actual problems, although I did get a few error messages saying "printer cartridge is counterfeit or refilled" or WTTE - no problem, just press OK. This does mean that the ink level estimation stops working (it displays as empty from the start) but it does not affect the printing in any way.
It is sensible to have spare ink cartridges before you need them anyway, so as far as I am concerned this is not a major drawback.
I am not an expert, but the ink quality seems no different to the "official" ink in the original cartridge supplied with the printer.
At the time of writing, new 301XL cartridges are £18 each, and this product is £18 for two, so it represents excellent value for money.
All in all, these are highly recommended.