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My first ever REALLY good compatible HP substitute (but see update)
4 March 2016
Big surprise. I have found compatible ink cartridges to be consistently troublesome over the years. This time I was looking at the usual HP cartridges at £40 or so for a full set of 3 colour and one black cartridge - and I found this at the time unreviewed compatible at around £8 and decided I was willing to write it off without complaint if it did not shape up. It said it included a chip. Before cutting open the vacuum sealed packages around the ink cartridges I got out some toilet tissue in case ink spilt - a common problem with compatibles. But ... no problem at all! Then I fitted the cartridges and the HP printer reported them as Non-HP - and to my surprise gave a full ink report as for HP originals. Other cartridges with chips, in my experience, often do not work to display ink levels. Then I tried printing a photo I had previously printed using the standard HP inks. And I was really surprised to find I could not tell the difference.
So ... wow! A compatible that really works - and costs £8 instead of £40! :-)
Will keep an eye on it - but, on the face of it, this is my first ever really good compatible substitute!
I notice there is now a report on it by another user - the review says the black ink smudged and its rubbish.
Pleased to say my experience is absolutely at the other end of the scale.
Excellent and I will certainly be standardising on these cartridges!
Thank you Printing Pleasure.
Update April 2016 - I have discovered that the black ink DOES smear if I use DRAFT speed (high speed) printing. So I have switched to 'normal' printing which uses quite a bit more ink. I have reduced my excellent rating for the product to 4 star as a result - but I have ordered again because price of £8 against £40 for HP cartridges is a BIG difference and I can live with the slightly better quality and slower 'normal' print speed. In all other respects these cartridges are great.