Even though so many of us try to go paperless when we can these days, with online party invitations, printables, mobile boarding passes, and homework, we still requires paper. Lots of paper. And that means lots of ink too. Which always seems to run out right in the middle of that big homework project printing job–on a Sunday. At 9PM. When the stores are closed.

Fortunately, now HP is making sure you’re prepared even before you realize you’re low on ink thanks to the new HP Instant Ink replacement service. It’s super smart, and it can save you both time and money. What parent couldn’t use more of that?

First, you’ll need one of HP’s Instant Ink eligible printers. There’s a whole bunch to choose from, including the reasonably priced new HP Envy 5530 All-in-One. Then, enroll in one of three HP Instant Ink monthly plans, based on how much printing you’ll be doing.

Basically, you’ll be saving up to 50% on Original HP Ink each month which…yeah. Very nice.


HP Instant Ink replacement service

HP Instant Ink program - save up to 50% a month and get your cartridges auto-shipped

Starting at $2.99, you can print up to 50 pages a month. Or if you love printing your own photos, or have a house full of kids with itchy printer fingers or reams of homework, opt for the top of the line plan — just $9.99 will get you 300 pages of full-color printing a month.

What’s really novel though is that your printer tells HP when it’s running low on ink, so that replacement ink cartridges can be auto-shipped to you — even before you run out.

No more last minute ink-induced panic.And even if you’re printing every single page in glorious full color, the price of the plan is the same, with mobile phone-esque “rollover” pages so that if you print below your max any month, those extra pages are applied toward the next month’s shipment.

Before homework gets into full swing and printer ink is in high demand, visit HP.com or your nearest Best Buy, Staples, Office Max, or Office Depot, and get set up with HP Instant Ink and a coordinating printer. Your future self will be so glad you did. As will those print-happy kids of yours.


HP: Makers of the new Instant Ink Replacement Service

This message was brought to you by HP. Visit the HP Instant Ink page to look for eligible printers and sign up for an Instant Ink Replacement Plan and save up to 50% a month on HP Original Ink.