This post is sponsored by HP Instant Ink.
I already have a lot of my household items delivered to me on a schedule. Three packages of toilet paper per month. One bottle of laundry detergent every two months. A six-pack box of toothpaste twice a year.
But as awesome as it is to have those orders automated for me, the schedules don’t always match up. Sometimes we use an item slower than we think we will, and end up with too much to store easily. Other times we run out before we think we will and I have to scramble.
HP’s Instant Ink program goes one better than delivering ink to your door on a schedule: Your printer actually tells HP when you’re low on ink, and HP sends you more before you run out!
Here’s how it works:
-You enroll in one of three low-cost monthly plans (you can cancel at any time). The cost is based on how many pages you print in a month. And get this: High-quality photos don’t cost extra – a photo counts as a page. Color and B&W are the same. A page is a page is a page. Nothing complicated.
-When your printer is low on ink, more ink is sent to you, along with a postage-paid return package for your empty cartridges, so that HP can recycle them.
-If you need to print more pages than your monthly plan contains, the cost for extra pages is in line with your monthly fee – you don’t get gouged if you go over your limit! HP will send you an email when you’re nearing your monthly page limit.
-If you print fewer pages than your monthly plan contains, you can roll those pages over to the next month.
Plans start at just $2.99 per month and are available for these printers.
The other benefit to this program is that you’re getting genuine HP ink. Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas I met up with some people from HP and saw a demonstration of why their ink is superior to those cheap refill inks.
The ink on the left is the genuine HP ink. The two colors stayed separate. On a microscopic level (there are about 35 million drops of ink in a 3” x 5” photo), that translates to a nice sharp picture. The cheap refill ink on the right, however, totally blended together.
I think the HP Instant Ink program is awesome. I just wish I could get my milk and eggs into a similar program.
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