HP Instant Ink is an HP subscription service for ink supplies. It delivers ink cartridge at your home, even before you run out of it. It’s currently available in 18 countries around the world.
The pick up of the old cartridge and its recycling is cost-free.
Is it convenient to subscribe to an HP Instant Ink account?
When you open the account you choose a plan. This plan is based on how many pages you’re planning to print each month.
The monthly fee of your HP Instant Ink account is based on the plan you choose and not on the amount or on the type (black / white or color) of the ink you use.
The saving estimated is up to 70%. Imagine you print 50 pages per month (it’s the medium usage of the home printers). The cost of the cartridges needed in one year it would be 70% higher than what you’d spend with an Instant Ink subscription for the same period.
A flexible solution
There’s no cancellation fee, so you can every month decide if to continue or not with your subscription for the upcoming month.
Every month the number of unused pages that are included in your plan can be transferred to the next month up to a maximum of 2 times the number of pages in your plan.
Here an example, considering a 50 pages per month plan:
- first month: you print 20 pages (you have 30 unused pages)
- second month: your monthly plan is now increased by 30, you can print up to 80 pages. But this month you print only 10 pages (you have 40 unused pages)
- third month: your monthly plan is increased not by 40, because you would exceed the limit of 100 (2 times the original plan of 50 pages per month). That month you can print up to 100 pages
The user can also upgrade or downgrade its plan to meet new needs (summer vacations, the start of the kids’ school).
You can also subscribe to a free Instant Ink plan. It allows you to print up to 15 pages a month for free.
How can I create an Instant ink account?
To join the service you just need to purchase an HP InkJet printer. If you have at home an existing HP printer, you can check on the HP website if your model is compatible. Usually, printers that were in the market for the last 4 years are compatible.
Below you find a nice video from HP showing the steps to setup an Instank Ink account.