• According to HP, Instant Ink is an ink cartridge replacement service. This article explains how to join the program, where HP instant ink is available, how much it costs, and how printing affects the monthly charge.
  • Participating in Instant Ink
  • To join the program, you need to enroll your printer in an Instant Ink plan. Your printer must be Instant Ink eligible. A fee is charged based on how many pages you print per month. The printer sends information about the ink level to HP. Replacement ink cartridges are shipped to you when the printer runs low on ink. Those enrolled in HP Instant Ink don’t need to purchase replacement ink cartridges from retail stores.
  • Apart from an eligible printer, you need a credit or debit card, an Internet connection, and an email address to enroll in HP Instant Ink.
  • Does my country/region support the program?
  • To check this, visit the official HP Instant Ink site and click on the country/region and language. Look for your country/region and language in the drop down menu. If they’re not on the list, that means they don’t support HP Instant Ink.
  • How much does the program cost?
  • HP Instant Ink offers five plans – free printing, occasional printing, moderate printing, frequent printing, and business printing, respectively priced at $0 per month, $3 per month, $5 per month, $10 per month, and $20 per month. The exact terms are listed on the official website. The monthly fee includes ink, shipping, and recycling.
  • You will be billed 30 days after you insert the first cartridges acquired through the program. For example, if you insert cartridges on June 7, the billing cycle begins on June 8 and ends on July 7. You can’t change the billing date. While you’re a member of the program, the monthly fee remains unchanged, and so does the billing cycle.
  • Please keep in mind that you’ll be billed even in months, during which you don’t use any ink. Unprinted pages roll over to the next month. The maximum amount that can roll over depends on your plan. The fee is charged based on the number of pages that you print and not on the number of ink cartridges used.
  • In conclusion, remember the fee will always be the same even if you don’t print all your plan pages. You can cancel or change plans at any time.