I am super excited about a brand new TpT product I just found. It is adorable and has all the pieces needed to really pull off an amazing lesson for my administrator this week! The file is even editable, so I add in all my classroom details and student names. This is going to be epic! I load up my white card stock and heat up my laminator. Hit the Print button on my computer and wait for the custom lesson goodness to appear before my eyes…
I see the first page coming out and it is glorious and beautiful! Second page comes and for some reason, the colors aren’t as nice as the first page? The third and fourth pages come out looking like a weird Instagram filter.
Then I realize there is an error message: Cyan and Magenta ink is out. So now, I have not only wasted several pages worth of black and yellow ink, but also the cost of the cardstock which is not usable. PLUS, now I need to run to the local big box store at 8:30 pm when I still have to finish the dishes and get the kids to bed. Boooooooooo.
Can you relate? It’s happened to me far more times than I would like.
So, when I came across the HP Instant Program, I was mesmerized. For those of you who have been using it for some time, you know what I am talking about already. But, if you are like me and have been hiding under a rock for the last couple years, here is the gist:
1. First, you need an HP eligible printer because your printer will communicate with HP to let them know when you need more ink and how many pages you have done. Even if your printer is not on the list, you may want to consider purchasing one because the cost savings in the long run may outweigh the upfront cost. I have an Officejet already which I love, so my current printer is good to go. HERE is the current list of eligible printers.
2. Select your plan. There are NO annual fees. The plans are completely month-to-month, and it can be changed at any point with no extra fees. #score I also LOVE that any extra unused pages from the month get rolled over to the next month’s quota. Which would really come in handy if you aren’t printing anything in July, but in August when you are prepping for back to school, you are a printing maniac.
I love seeing the breakdown like this too.
452 FULL COLOR pages for $9.99? That works out to about 2-cents per page. Did you know Staples charges 42-cents PER color copy page? That same amount of copies would cost you about $190! If you do happen to go over your amount of pages, it is only $1 for each 25 pages on the $9.99 plan, which works out to about 4-cents a page. Not a tragedy if it happens a couple times a year when you are heavily printing.
3. When your printer is getting low on ink, it will alert HP electronically and ship you new ones – at no extra cost to you!!! WHA?! So you will never have to make that midnight run to Walmart for ink again. Plus, they send handy postage paid envelopes to send your old cartridges in for recycling.
It is currently available for those living in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and the UK.
Don’t just take my word for it
“I love instant ink! My centers sure look a lot nicer now!” -Margo
“Love it! I live about 25 miles from the nearest place to buy ink so it was always an inconvenience if I needed ink. Now it’s delivered to my house before I even need it.” -Paula
“This might be the most helpful thing you’ve ever posted, and that’s saying a lot! Our district is no longer supplying printers or repairing them, so I’m doing a lot of printing at home.” -Tee
“I love this program. I was skeptical at first bc it seems too good to be true, but it’s the real deal!!!!” -Melissa
“This is the BEST! I love HP Instant Ink. I have saved so much money.” -Jane
“I’m a true believer in HP Instant Ink! It saves so much money. ” -Brandi
Time to Print!
Are you as ready as I was to get started? Head over to HP Instant Ink now and get set up in minutes!