Just In Time for the Holidays, Staples Delivers Customers Huge Savings on Printing with HP Instant Ink-eligible Printers

Innovative ink replacement service and eligible HP printers now available at more than 850 US Staples locations

PALO ALTO, Calif. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass - Dec. 8, 2014 — HP today announced its alliance with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and one of the biggest internet retailers, with Staples becoming the newest US retailer to offer HP Instant Ink replacement service, the HP’s innovative offering that can save customers up to 50 percent(1) on the cost of ink.

HP Instant Ink enables eligible printers to track ink levels via the cloud and order Original HP ink before it runs out, offering customers cost savings and the convenience of having ink delivered to their doorstep. Whether printing at home, for a small business or at college, Staples customers now have a wide selection of HP Instant Ink-eligible printers to choose from.

With three monthly plans starting at $2.99 for 50 pages per month, HP Instant Ink offers a plan to fit the various printing needs of Staples customers. Each plan is based on the number of pages printed, not the amount of ink used, so customers pay the same low monthly fee whether printing high-quality photos, black and white or color documents. In addition, there are no annual fees so customers can modify their plans at any time(2)

“Staples knows that saving time and money is extremely important to our customers and this new combined service from Staples and HP will help them do that,” said Eric Cayton, vice president, merchandising, Staples, Inc. “HP Instant Ink through Staplesgives customers the freedom to print what they want, when they want to, making it easy for them to make more happen with their business.”

“HP is committed to giving customers the high quality, reliable print experience they’ve come to expect, and now with HP Instant Ink printing will cost up to 50 percent less,” said Manel Martinez,vice president, Experience Design and Marketing, HP Inkjet Printing Solutions.  “HP offers Staples customers a variety of HP Instant Ink-eligible printers to meet their unique needs, from easy mobile printing to increased home-office productivity and organization or the ability to print lab-quality photos in seconds-for pennies.”

Pricing and availability(3) 
Starting at just $99.99, Staples now carries an expanding portfolio of HP Instant Ink-enabled printers with models designed for a wide variety of printing needs. Available models include the Officejet Pro 6830, 8610, 8620, and 8630, the Officejet 4630, 5740, and 8040, and the ENVY 4500, 5530, 5660 and 7640.

Staples’ Rewards program also offers its customers online and in-store ink & toner cartridge recycling, with $2 back in Rewards on each cartridge, as well as up to five percent back in Staples Rewards for ink & toner purchases and free shipping on Staples.com.

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Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

(1) Savings claim is based on HP Instant Ink Service plan price for 12 months using all pages in plan without purchase of additional pages compared to the cost per page (“CPP”) of the majority of color inkjet printers <$399 USD, market share reported by IDC Q3 2013. CPP comparisons for standard-capacity inkjet supplies are based on estimated street price and page yield as reported by Gap Intelligence MFP Weekly and IJP Weekly Reports Q3 2013. Actual savings may vary depending on number of pages actually printed per month and content of pages printed.

(2) Cancellations and plan downgrades are effective after the last day of the current billing cycle. Plan upgrades are effective during the current or next billing cycle. For full details,go to hpinstantink.com.

(3) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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