PROS: Works as advertised. Can't see any difference between these and 'genuine' Brother inks. Bought a full set of 4 cartridges from monoprice for less than the cost of 1 Brother replacement cartridge (and that's including the cost of shipping).
Based on other reviews this might have been a rare occurrence. Monoprice for the price under 4dollars is a deal compared to CISS which is cheaper but needs a lot of priming and messy and clogs if not printing regularly . Still will try the 2nd black cartridge and hopefully no complaints and works well like it did for the other reviewers.
PROS: Inexpensive at 1/10th the cost of normal cartridge of what brother offers.
CONS: It lasted only 4 weeks. I was not lucky with the black ink ordered for my
brother mfc 615w. Got out of ink error in less than 4 weeks. However, on opening it
The ink cartridge works perfectly in my Brother MFC-490CW printer. I haven't seen any bleeding or printing errors after a few weeks of use. You really can't beat the price and I will definitely be ordering ink from Monoprice in the future.
The only problem I encountered is that these cartridges are design w/o the spring mechanism in standard Brother ink cartridges. Brother ink cartridges have a spring-loaded mechanism that locks the cartridge into the slot making it easier to install. Because these cartridges are one solid piece, you have to push it all the way into the slot, to ensure that the cartridge head is properly in place. At first it seems like it doesn't fit, but in actuality it fits just fine. You just have to be aware that it is designed to the size of the cartridge AFTER it is installed, not before.
PROS: - Cheap price.
CONS: - Ink cartridge design may confuse at first.
1 out of 5 cartridges ( 2 black & 1 of each color was ordered ) leaked and damaged printer, desk & carpet. All they replaced is one ink cartridge. All the cartridges ran out of ink after printing about 30 pages of normal documents. I guess it was a learning experience.