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HP instant ink plan

HP instant ink plan

hi HP printers users. did anyone sign up to this and is it worth it?

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04th Mar 2016 14:48

No idea what it is. I get my toner from Stinky Ink much cheaper than HP

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04th Mar 2016 14:55

it's a subscription plan and the printer orders the ink, they say it saves yu 50%

I got burned with compatible cartridges and if the saving is true it would beat refilled ones too

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04th Mar 2016 15:37

Good
I've used it for a while now. Much cheaper than previous printer and it just works.

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04th Mar 2016 16:58

Very Good

we use it for two of our printers and it is very good. 

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By Glennzy
07th Mar 2016 09:56

Good and Convenient

It costs me a few pound per month and inks come through, its a well priced service and seems cheaper than buying them yourself.

The big thing is the convenience as you always have inks for the printer, as its a right pain in the arse[***] if you have to print a big report late at night and you inks are out.

I am just on the medium subscription as I try not to print much these days.

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10th Mar 2016 11:22

It depends...

on how regular your printing needs are. I started off on the £3.49 per month plan thinking it would be ample. Then come January with a raft of printing, my bill was going to be astronomical, so I switched to the £7.99 per month plan, which is of course what they want and I find I am well under my monthly allowance now. The real benefit is of course if you print photos as it only charges you per page, not on the amount of ink used.

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By djbrown
10th Mar 2016 11:27

Be careful

I joined it last year and thought it would be a good idea.  I soon found out that I was quickly using up my 'allowance', but even then I would still be well below what I was paying on my old replacement cartridges.  What it's now done though is make me very reluctant to use the the printer at all - I'm now using an old printer for anything that isn't too formal and occasionally if I only needed to print a couple of lines, for reference, I just write it out.  

On balance, if you don't do a lot of printing, it is an excellent idea..

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10th Mar 2016 11:34

@djbrown
And would the next price tier have cost more than before? Or were you only just over. The bottom price tier covers my usage so it's ok.

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By djbrown
10th Mar 2016 17:30

@dnicholson

dnicholson wrote:
And would the next price tier have cost more than before? Or were you only just over. The bottom price tier covers my usage so it's ok.

It would have been touch and go, so I just decided not to go there.

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By ringi
10th Mar 2016 12:48

Maybe get a better printer

Int jet printers are cheap to buy, but expensive to run.

Lazer printers cost more to buy, but some of them are a lot cheaper to run.    I tend to buy mid range 2nd hand lazer printers from a reseller on ebay, that last me for a few years - it is often cheaper to then buy anther printer then replace the toner.

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By DJKL
10th Mar 2016 13:09

Laser Printers are the way to go

ringi wrote:

Int jet printers are cheap to buy, but expensive to run.

Lazer printers cost more to buy, but some of them are a lot cheaper to run.    I tend to buy mid range 2nd hand lazer printers from a reseller on ebay, that last me for a few years - it is often cheaper to then buy anther printer then replace the toner.

I wouldn't bother with secondhand, the actual prices (when on offer) are pretty cheap for the machines and given belt replacement costs  etc can be false economy.

In the day job I have a colour brother MFC 9460 which scans with a decent sheet feed and also copie,s if needed, okay but full set of toners can be steep -near £260, so tend to have default set as mono only.

At my home office I have a baby brother, a   DCP7065 black and white which only costs about £45 for a toner that does a serious number of sheets(at pretty high speed). The actual printer was not that expensive , just keep an eye on the offers (Brother often do £50 or so rebates if you jump through some hoops post purchase)

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By ringi
10th Mar 2016 15:26

I paid £65 for HP LASERJET P2055DN 2055 DN

I paid £65 HP LASERJET P2055DN 2055 DN FULLY REFURBISHED with WARRANTY on ebay (printtraders).

This come with enough toner to last me a few years and prints double sited at a good speed, connecting it to our home network needed a little networking skill, as it is a business printer not a home (or small office) printer, so does not have an easy setup system.  (USB setup is easy)

We also have a HP ink jet that gets used for colour, but it can go weeks without being turned on.   Hence the HP system having the jets as part of the ink cartage works well for us – the ink may cost more, but blocked jets are not an issue.

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