I purchased these cartridges thinking they were an inexpensive alternative to HP's ink cartridges. Unfortunately, HP has taken steps to identify such cartridges and reject them. All I get are "undetected" or "unauthorized" errors. Only after my purchase and extensive Google research did I learn about this. The only good news is Overstock's excellent customer service is processing my refund right away.
My HP4500 printer did not recognize these 74/75 cartridges. I read there was a chip in these cartridges to prevent refilling them and swapping them between printers. Overstock was good about their return policy and I returned them, but I was out the shipping cost and my time delay in getting the right printer cartridge.
I have told people about theses refurbished ink cartridges that overstock sells. They vary in price but I have not had any trouble with ink amount in them, just that my printer says I have low ink level but I ignore it and I use it till it runs out,
I am only writing about the HP75XL Black Ink Cartridges Remanufactured because I have not yet installed the color cartridge. The cartridge works but does not print well. When I print a page I get a variation of dark and light print within sentances and paragraphs. In some spots on the paper it is very hard to read or see. The price would be exceptional if the product would print better but it is certainly not near good enough for you to print a resume or something of that order. I cannot recommend this product.
This particular package was not as good as ALL the other ink cartridges. Purchasing in March and now April, I am confused at the poorer quality of ink. This dissapoints me. They are being packaged dirty and are not working. I hope to be more pleased with April's purchase.
I bought this for my HP printer, happy to save a few bucks.After installation and a successfull test print, I tried to print something else. I got the message "Incompatible ink cartridge" No doubt Hewlett-Packard wants to guarantee it's future ink sales but I just wasted my money. Since I had opened the cartridges I didn't ask for a refund although I feel it was justified.
So far, I have used one of the black cartridges. After alignment, it started working right away, so it seems fine. Don't know about longevity, but at this low price, it's OK if it's not great.
- How accurate was the sizing? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes