Excerpt: The 61X toners are not as pictured. I received 2 super old stock genuine HP 61X toners. They were in the blue/green retail box with the image of a man walking up stairs. The box is circa 2002, so the toners are 11 years old. I have installed one and it works fine so far. The other one is still on the shelf.
Pros: Clean Replacement, Easy To Install, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: Just like car parts, original equipment for printers is preferable to re-manufactured or knockoffs. The cartridge got here quickly and works flawlessly. My printer isn't the newest but it is still print perfect.
Excerpt: I purchased an aftermarket version of this HP cartridge. It cost about 25% of the normal cost. Only problem: it worked about 25% as well as the real deal. Adorama price was the best available.