All nozzles were functional, but the print was grayish and splotchy on paper. Small text looked fuzzed out or plugged. Oddly enough, I found an identical unopened MPI remanufactured cartridge tucked away and forgotten in the back of a shelf (interior bag still sealed). That cartridge is at least 6 months old. I removed the new cartridge and installed 6 month the old cartridge. It took a cleaning or two, but the black output is now dark and sharp, easily comparable to an HP original. Clearly the newer MPI has bad ink and older one has good ink.
It makes one wonder: why the difference? Just a bad batch of ink? We're dealing with water based ink, so I wonder if the cartridge froze during shipping. On the other hand, I ordered an MPI 97 cartridge at the same time, and they got here together. That cartridge worked fine from the very first print.
My OfficeJet 7410 recognized the cartridge as a refill, but it did install successfully. The print appears to be crisp and consistent. I'm hoping that it lasts nearly as long as an OEM, but that may be difficult to judge. At this point, I will continue to purchase these.
PROS: Inexpensive, Seems to work as well as a genuine HP
Not the best price - BUT it's the BEST Price I've found where the cartridges actually WORK!
I will buy them again. Monoprice Rocks!
PROS: These refilled cartridges worked well on my HP2610. I purchased some off of Amazon that simply would not be recognized by my printer as good... These were twice the price but like I said they actually work!
Remanufactured cartridge works just as well as manufacture cartridge, Toner lasts just as long. Cannot beat the price would rather pay 8 dollars for a remanufactured toner that works the same than 38 dollars at wal mart.
CONS: With remanufactured print cartridge, I do not get a toner left level on printer like I did with manufacturer cartridge