Finding it increasingly difficulty in acquiring cartridges for my older, (and most reliable), printer, and, with the price of inkjet cartridges soaring nearly out of this universe, (especially for older printer models), rather than take out a loan to buy a cartridge, I decided to try the refurbished variety. I was so pleasantly surprised and delighted to discover that this cartridge worked so well! I had, absolutely, no problems installing the cartridge in my printer, (no nasty little messages, etc.), and, after printing a couple of dozen Christmas cards, I feel secure in saying that I see, virtually, no difference in this refurbished cartridge versus a brand spanking new one! Great product and Christmas present for me!