I used the HP like cartridges because you saved money using their refurbished ones. What I found in my third time returning to buy cartridges is that I didn't get as much printing done with their cartridges. I went back to buy the original cartridges at Staples. The associate indicated he's seen quite a few people coming back to buy the original manufacturers brand for the very same reason. Thank goodness they took the cartridge world used cartridges for credit.