I used to get them refilled at a local shop that deals with these things. It used to take up my time and cost more. By buying from monoprice I save money on the ink cartridges themselves, gas, and time since I don't need to leave the house. Very convenient, cheap, and it works perfectly. Highly recommended.
PROS: It's cheap, convenient, and it works perfectly.
I've bought many of these cartridges and have never had any problems with any of them. I'm a digital graphic artist and designer, and need to make sure that my printed materials are true to color, according to specifications (such as Pantone colors). So far I've not had any serious color discrepancies between these cartridges and those from Canon. I think this cartridge, and the other color cartridges, are a great value.
PROS: Price is great, and my printing looks just like it did when I was using OEM cartridges.
CONS: My printer also (unusually) has Green and Red cartridges, and those are not available here. (Which is OK, since the design work that I do is usually 4-color work (CMYK). But it would be nice to be able to replace those cartridges here too.)
I stocked up on black and colors. What a waste of money. Usually everything from Monoprice is top quality. Not this ink! Even if I set the printer on highest quality, the ink is very faint. I'll have to go back to real Canon ink.
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product.
For now, if possible, please try a couple of troubleshooting techniques with me to see if we can resolve your issue.
Have you tried calibrating the printer?
What about cleaning the contacts?
Did you try it on another printer as well?
Please let me know if the problems still occur. If it does, I can assist you in obtaining a replacement or a return RMA to see if a replacement will work better. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. And obtaining a replacement is of no additional cost. If you want to continue with an RMA just please provide the order# and if you wanted to return it or obtain a replacement. Thank you!