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