1st time in a looong time that I purchased orgianal HP cartridges for my HP printer. 2 cartridge pack, first one in printed just '8 pages' yup, EIGHT!!! before running out of ink, as in no more black ink on page and printer reading out of ink! took out and shook it - no joy... got second cartridge in now and printed 2 pages so far - hoping it will go more than 8 pages.... after this I really don't see point in paying top dollar for HP product when I can get no name cheaper and much much more reliable. NEVER had an issue with the no name product. This does print blacker, but thats it.