These inks have been a great savings and work quite well. Unfortunately today, I went to pop another cart into the printer only to find out that the snap tab at the end of the cartridge had broken off in the package. There is no way to keep the cartridge properly mounted in the printer.
Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear about the issues experienced with this cartridge. Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have received a defective product. If you would like, I can help setup an RMA for a replacement, I would just need the order number for that purchase. If you would like me to proceed with the RMA, please let me know and I can get it started right away. Sorry again for any trouble this may have caused and hope this helps!
Regards, Gabby Villa Tech Support Associate
November 18, 2016
MPI compatible Canon PGI-220BK Inkjet-Black
Every bit as good as the OEM with a +60% savings over Staples, Cartridge World and Walmart. If you bought it some where else, you paid too much!
CONS: When preparing cartridge for use, ink poured onto my hand. It stopped leaking and I thought it was worth a gamble, so I installed the cartridge. As soon as the original ink ran through the printhead and the Monoprice ink started flowing, the black text became gray - and a faded gray, at that! I haven't had a problem with the color cartridges yet, but I won't trust the black after this.
Purchased two of these, one had pressure inside and shot ink all over when taking off seal. There needs to be better instructions on these about taking off the seals to install them. Before I installed the second one I put on rubber gloves to keep my hands free of ink but it did not leak at all. Just be careful, if this ink does leak and get on carpet or nice clothing it will not come out.
The ink cartridge works well after installed and the price is right. Retail price and brick and mortar store is insane on these.
PROS: Price is much better than the insane retail prices