Victor had a printer issue. He was unable to decide if it was a printer problem or an ink problem, so he bought a new printer for less than the price of two replacement cartridges. Of course the new cartridges with the new printer won't have the same quantity of ink in them, but no matter. It was a good decision.
We have tried non brand replacement cartridges. We have tried refilling cartridges. Just my opinion, but neither are good for your printer. Invariably print heads clogg up or something else went wrong.
You have to be very careful with inkjet printers if you want to get the most out of them. I discovered that our printer uses a small amount of coloured ink even when printing in black. Bah, I thought. What a waste. I then discovered a 'use black only' setting. It would never default to that setting but each time I printed something, I set it to black only, so no colour ink was used. But what happened when I went to print something in colour? I think through lack of use the print heads were clogged. I knew there was adequate ink in the cartridges. After endless head cleaning and printing of test papers, finally it was cleared. I no longer use the 'black only' setting.
Your inkjet printer is like many things in life. Use it regularly at least a little, or lose it.