The ink cartridges are very easy to replace, and the ink quality is pretty good. Though I have a complaint that falls more on my Brother printer model itself: aMFC-465CN- which is fine for the most part. The printer works fine but it is obsessed with cleaning itself (and at odd hours when all else is quiet, creepy, haha!), and that cleaning uses ink. I can print nothing but 50 pages of black text, and eventually one the color cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow) will get used up primarily through the cleaning cycles. Soon after replacing one, another color cartridge needs replacement despite only printing black ink which is a larger cartridge that last far longer. The problem with the cleaning process using up ink not only is wasteful, but the Brother printer knowingly, and willfully ceases to function if even only 1 color is empty when I only want to print a page ore 2 of black text. Again more a printer issue that forces consumers to buy more ink than needed, just so they can print out graded reports to their professors.