I am very satisfied with all my Monoprice purchases. I don't order from anyone else and will not pay the actual manufacturer price since my first purchase here several years ago. The prices here can not be beat and all the items I've ordered from Monoprice are great quality! I've recommended Monoprice to friends and family members who are all devoted Monoprice customers.
PROS: My ink cartridges came on time and were a perfect fit for my printer. I ordered more than one color cartridge and I am very happy.
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.
All of the colors in these cartridges seem to work fine except the cyan. Everything I print that has blue on it is blurry and streaky. My cyan printhead is ruined now so I have to replace it. I tried a different printer in the same model and it prints really poorly on the blue as well. It seems that the ink is watered down. Will not be using again and hoping I can get the mess cleaned up without ruining the second printer. Would have been a great deal otherwise.
PROS: Recognized as a real hp cartridge and a great price.
CONS: Ink is like water and makes a blurry mess of your printing. Print head is a mess after using this.
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.
After shaking cartridge, cleaning contacts, reinstalling multiple times and trying to print 10 pages with the cartridge I still have no blue ink. Monoprice has always had quality products, this was my first experience with their reman ink and I will not be a return customer for ink. My business can't afford to be without a printer. Printer recognizes cartridge and says its full but I can't get any ink out of it. This was for an HP Officejet Pro 8500 printer.
I do not recommend using this cartridge in a HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro. I think an attempt has been made to turn these cartridges into one that can be refilled with any color by grinding the tabs off the top edge. Those tabs are unique for each color and shouldn't be removed.
CONS: The tabs have been ground off on the top edge of the cartridge so my HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro indicates the cartridge is damaged and will not work.