HP calls its instant ink cartridges “extra high capacity”. They contain more ink than XL cartridges and therefore need to be replaced less frequently. You return the cartridges for recycling in a postage-paid package that HP ships to you. You no longer need to take them to a local retailer like Office Depot, which recycles ink cartridges.


Here Is The Pricing Of Instant Ink

With HP Instant Ink, you can pay for your prints through a subscription. We look at whether you can save money by paying for printer ink and whether the benefits justify choosing an HP printer over its competitors. HPinstantink is a subscription-based service that allows HP printer buyers to team up to replace ink cartridges when the printer is running low.

Some HP printers offer a free trial of Instant Ink for up to three months, after which you will need to purchase a subscription. The options are:

  • £0.99 per month for 15 pages
  • £1.99 per month for 50 pages
  • £3.49 per month for 100 pages
  • £9.99 per month for 300 pages
  • £22.49 per month for 700 pages per page

If you print more than 10 pages, you will be charged £1, or you can upgrade your subscription. There is a charge of 3 times the amount of paid monthly pages when pages are not used. For example, if the plan you are using allows 50 pages a month, you will not be able to accumulate more than 150 per month.


A printer notifies HP via the network connection when an ink cartridge is low, and HP sends a new cartridge to the printer automatically. The pages that you are not using will not be lost during this process. There is, however, a limit to how many of them you can skip during this process. According to the 10-page package with five pages per month, you are able to accumulate a maximum of 30 pages for the basic plan.

When you stack up a 50-page plan every now and then, you can pile up as much as 100 pages and so on. You will probably be able to save some money by buying cartridges when you need them as long as you use up all your pages.