These HP ink cartridges produce consistent and repeatable color from cartridge to cartridge. It is interesting that no matter where you buy them the quality is consistent. Another interesting personal observation is the the Expiration Date on the cartridge box is very lenient and cartridges a year past have produced good color without any visually noticeable color difference. A year past? Yes, when you buy several at a time, they don't all run out of ink on my HP6500 at the same time so occasionally one cartridge may be past it's Expiration Date.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend