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I could no longer allow HP to make me live in fear of not using their outrageously priced toners. I admit it took me a couple of tires to find a "non-HP" company that worked, but here it is. I was getting by with the other companies, but getting red streaks here and yellow streaks there, but even then, it was worth the nearly $400.00 savings when I purchased all 4 cartridges. Then I went ahead and purchased a full set of Valuetoner cartridges, replaced them all at once, and all the streaks were gone. Today, I challenge anyone to tell the difference between a $500.00 set of HP cartridges and my new $68.00 complete set of Valutoner cartridges.
To me it is unbelievable that I can purchase an entire set of cartridges for much less that one HP cartridge. I will never go back to HP for toner!!!
We own a small business and print our in-house marketing materials with our HP printer. The cost of OEM replacement cartridges at our nearby national office supply store is about $400. To save money we decided to try these cartridges with their price of just under $60.
The print quality is excellent. To be fair, the OEM catridges ran out of toner before we replaced them, so we could not print the same images for side-by-side comparisons. That said, we ran some sample prints using standard, cheap laser paper and these catridges and the prints appear as good to us as the original OEM cartridges did.
Several reviews mentioned the Valuetoner cartridges make distinct clicking sounds the OEM do not. We also experienced that but it seems to have no impact on printing.
The only downside we can see thus far - and we've contacted Valuetoner to ask if we missed it - is that there appears to be no way to recycle these cartridges. Toner cartridges are giant chunks of plastic with metal and other bits and we'd like to know that we aren't just shoving them into the local landfill.
Overall, at a savings of nearly $350 for a set of four, a very good value.
Just installed all 4 cartridges. They arrived fast, were well packed and easy to install. There is advisory notice on the package to replace all four cartridges at the same time and I did. On startup, printer recognized they were not genuine HP but it continued on to menu page as normal. When printing there is a noticeable “click & clunk” but this does not seem to affect the print output. Color quality ok for everyday printing and is sharp with no streaks. Haven’t tried photos. Will see how long they last. But so far am happy with experiment of using these non-HP cartridges. Price was obviously the motivation in purchasing. Would purchase again. Update: One year later it’s time to replace the black cartridge. Output quality has remained consistently excellent so just ordered this 4-pack again. Price has come down $10 since first order. A win-win!
I wrote an extensive review on a set of ink simulator to this package. If you can find it read it. All my statements made on that review would apply to this products.
In short, no difference between color quality on this product compared to the original HP super expensive ink.
If you compared color printouts side by side with original HP ink. The Blue color is 1 shade lighter than the original HP counterpart.
All othershade are exactly the same shade as their HP counterpart.
Going back to the Blue shade. You Will Not tell the difference between the original blue verse HP blue if you are not looking at each color side by side.
This is especially true when comparing mixed colored images. The lighter shade generic blue looks exactly the same as the HP blue when mixed with other colors. For example, green with look exactly the using generic ink verse original HP ink.
I won't get the HP cartridges since my $300 printer would need $400 in toner (this is not an exaggeration). I get that they take a hit on the hardware and make it up on the ink but when I can throw out my printer and get a new one loaded with new toner for less, their pricing model is stupid. Sell the printer for $300 and a 4 pack of cartridges for $100. I would probably buy them (or at least try them).
I have tried E-Ink Sale and True Image. Both started leaking so much that the prints were almost unreadable. Magenta and Cyan were the worst for some reason. So far the Value Toner prints look really good. No streaks or unevenness.
I would say that of the hundreds of items I buy from Amazon annually, I am the most impressed and totally satisfied with these toner cartridges! My wife is a school teacher and she is constantly printed high quality color for her kindergarten class as are our college attending kids when they are home and this last set of cartridges are still going now 9 months since installed! They are just now showing “low ink”. For the incredible price they sell for, Its easy to have a standby set ready to go. Easy install and great quality with super fast delivery. Highly recommended!
This ink is fine . I am giving it 5 stars because for the price it is exceptional. It will not last as long as the HP name brand but if you do the math you can buy about 5 sets of this ink to one of the HP at roughly 300 bucks. So it is a value if you don’t mind changing out the cartridges more often.