Whether you are a classroom teacher or a homeschooling parent, if you are anything like me, you are printing a lot. With the wonderful world of Teachers Pay Teachers we have cute resources ready to print and go on a moment’s notice. However, printing is not cheap, especially if we want to print our new cute resources in color. Office Depot charges $0.42 for one color copy, so that 30 page resource just cost you an extra $12.60 just to print! I have never gone the Office Depot route myself, because I just couldn’t deal with the prices, so I just printed from home. However, my printer was an ink gobbling machine. I was constantly having to go out and buy new ink at $20 a pop. Something had to give!!
HP Instant Ink
What if I told you that there is a program that lets you print FULL color pages for as little as $0.03 a page and delivers replacement ink to your house BEFORE you run out, to ensure that you are never at a standstill in your resource printing chaos? HP Instant Ink has been a life saver for me. I have been in the program for almost two years now (I signed up June 29, 2016).
Here are some of the things I LOVE about HP Instant Ink:
- Full color copies for as little as $0.03/page
- Quality prints every time – your printer will let you know to change cartridges BEFORE your quality diminishes
- Ink is delivered directly to your house BEFORE you need it
- Postage paid envelope included to properly recycle old cartridges
- Unused prints roll over into the next month (a 50 print plan can have 50 prints rolled over, a 300 print plan can have 300 prints rolled over)
There is only one downside that I have come across with HP Instant Ink and that is the billing. Regardless of your printing, you are still charged monthly. The way I do it is, I sign up for the 300 print plan during months I know I’ll be busy printing (usually summer), and when I begin to slow down, I drop down to the 50 print plan. This works really well for me, I just have to remember to drop down. 😉
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Ready to sign up? Here’s how!
First, you need a printer that is HP Instant Ink Compatible. I have the HP Envy 5540 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (K7C85A) and it’s perfect for me.
Then, sign up for HP Instant Ink through this link to get your first month free (I suggest signing up for the 300 print plan, especially during your promo time. You can always drop down later.
Now, enter any additional promo codes (your printer usually comes with a couple of months free). You can also do a google search to see what is available at the time, as this changes constantly. You can usually find codes anywhere from 2 to 6 months free!
That’s it! You are ready start your printing frenzy!