HP has built into the cartridge-printer software a system that promotes you ONLY use HP OEM cartridges and then overcharges for ink cartridges at a rate close to gold value for the ink. Replacement cartridges work most of the time but give errors I outlined above. Still even with the errors, the cost and troubles of using non-oem cartridges even if they destroyed my printer have paid multiple times over for the cost of a replacement (new) printer in savings versus the oem cartridges cost. Only issue is HP has the policy of new printers use a new cartridge size to keep us from using any stock of cartridges we already have. I have over $300 of HP02 series cartridges, and if I replace my Officejet Pro 8500 with a newer one all my HP 940XL cartridges are useless. Just be aware. I plan on having to replace the printer and cartridges series every 2.5 years so factor that cost into the savings of using non-oem catridges. $300 printer if savings per cartridge is $15 is 20 non-oem cartridges for break even. If you use more than that amount of cartridges in 2.5 years (i do) you're ok. if you save more on cartridges the amount you use goes down too. again, just be aware of the trade-offs.
PROS: Refilled aftermarket (non OEM) ink cartridges are closer to the price ink should be and work, well mostly.
CONS: These are not OEM cartridges, as such the printer reads the little "chip" circuit board for cartridge manufactured date and ink level. Even after these cartridges are refilled the chip still tells the printer the cartridge is old(manufactured date) and ink level is the level from when it was refilled. I wish refillers would reset the chips. I have had full cartridges unusable by the printer because of the manufactured date being "out of use date range", i have had error messages from the printer that the printer is damaged because i've used non-OEM cartridges in it and will not be covered under warrantee, and messages that the cartridges are empty and need to be replaced and when i pulled them found the refilled cartridge over 3/4 full of ink.
Although this cartridge is half the price you'll have to pay for a genuine hp cartridge, it's not really worth the hassle because you end up wasting valuable time trying to get the cartridge to work properly.
PROS: -Price is half as much as an hp cartridge
CONS: -Hp printer sometimes reads the cartridge as "damaged" and won't print
-Cartridge printed fine until it used up about 1/4 of the ink after that, the pages would print streaky and it looked like the ink was running out even though the cartridge was 3/4 full.
-I had to clean the print head every day in order to get the black ink to print properly
What else can I say? I do save 64% over HP ink. The cost is putting up with the printers not working as designed. The end result is OK. But each time we print you have to go to the printer to open and close the door where the ink goes to get the printer to start working. So if we are down stairs in our home on a laptop and try to print whatever, someone has to go upstairs where the printer is located to open and close the ink door. So the money you save cost in other areas. This is a pain when you spend $400 on a nice printer that will not work as intended. But if you’re trying to save money this is what you have to put up with.
PROS: It fits in my printer and saves me 64% over HP ink
CONS: Does not communicate with the printer as it should. Can't report ink levels. Each time I print I have to open and close the ink door to wake up the printer so it will start working.
Purchased all 4 replacement ink cartridges for my HP 8500 Plus items 8914, 8915, 8916, 8917. and replaced them. Now the printer prints super light streaks of yellow on everything, a pink transparancy on everything and all other color is off... the only thing that look correct is solid black. When I put the original HP cartridges back in (even though they are used) the printer prints perfect.
Date error is a longtime issue Monoprice is aware of but won't fix. New HP cartridges last 2000+ prints, this Monoprice cartridge lasted 50 prints and then faded out. I bought two and both had similar results. I would not recommend anyone buying this.