We purchased this cartridge as a spare because we needed to use our last new color cartridge. For the first time in many years our brand new HP ink cartridge failed to operate. We replaced the new (within lifetime) cartridge with the "spare" which did work. The HP 41 cartridge is still under warranty and expensive enough to go to the trouble to contact HP. I hope this is not a trend because the HP printer has been very reliable, til now.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend