HP Instant Ink Review: How I Spend Less Money Printing Music & Theory Games For Students

Save Money on Printer InkMusic teachers have to do a lot of printing. Whether you’re printing theory worksheets and games, studio licensed sheet music, newsletters for parents, or advertising flyers and posters, the cost of ink can really add up!

Music teachers have to do a lot of printing. Whether you’re printing theory worksheets and games, studio licensed sheet music, newsletters for parents, or advertising flyers and posters, the cost of ink can really add up!

Until recently, I tried to stay away from printing in color unless it was absolutely necessary. I had put my old inkjet printer into storage and only used a black & white laser printer to save money. When I needed a game or award printed in color, I sent it to Office Depot or Kinkos.

Unfortunately, black and white pages are boring. I found myself wanting to print more pages in color, especially for things like my Piano Book Club books.

As I began to research what kind of color printer to buy, I heard about the HP Instant Ink subscription program. Users with a qualifying printer pay for a specific number of pages each month. The printer monitors your ink level, and HP ships you new ink at no additional cost when you’re running low.

The best thing about the program is that full page color photos (or book covers) cost the same as any other page. If you combine that with some of the almost free paper deals from the office stores, you can cut your printing costs considerably!

HP has three subscription levels: $2.99 for 50 pages per month, $4.99 for 100 pages per month, or $9.99 for 300 pages per month. Each plan allows you to purchase extra pages if needed, and unused pages rollover to the next month so you never have to “Use it or Lose it.”

I have the 300 page plan, which ends up costing me about 3 cents per page. When I send color pages to be printed at office stores it costs almost 20 times that amount!
I’ve only been using the service for a couple of months now, and the price difference has already made up for my cost of buying a new printer that was eligible for the program.
Do you think this would save money for your business as well? Click here to learn more and get your first month free.

 

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