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HP Printer Toner Cartridge Subscription Plan for Instant Ink

HP Printer Toner Cartridge Subscription Plan for Instant Ink

Tom Gerencer
Reading time: 7 minutes
You can save up to 50% on toner with an HP monthly toner plan, which provides automatic toner delivery and easy recycling. Find out more below.
The days of checking toner levels and hunting for the best prices to refill are over. You no longer need to wonder if you have a few more prints left before your next trip to the store for more toner . With HP Instant Ink, you can take the hassle out of printer toner cartridge refills.
HP Instant Ink isn’t just for “ink.” It applies to toner too, so you can enjoy all the same convenient benefits and cost savings with your toner printer. It’s easy to set up and use, and plans start at just $1.99 per month. You can cancel your plan at any time, and you’ll get high-volume toner cartridges delivered to your door, so you’ll spend less time fiddling with your printer.

What is the HP monthly toner plan?

The HP monthly toner plan uses the HP Instant Ink service to deliver high-quality, high-volume printer toner cartridges to you when you need them, at up to 50% off what you would pay if you bought them at the store. You don’t receive toner cartridges monthly, only when you need a refill.
You’ll pay for toner based on a set number of pages printed per month, a much lower cost than what you’d pay with non-subscription toner plans. You can roll unused pages over to the next month, and the plans work with most HP toner printers. You can check compatibility here. Plus, you’ll enjoy hassle-free cartridge recycling with an included prepaid mailer.

How do HP toner plans work?

When you sign up for an HP Instant Ink plan for printer toner, you’ll check device compatibility first to make sure your printer is eligible. (Most HP toner and inkjet printers are.) You’ll then create a quick account, enter a payment method, and your mailing address.
That’s it! As long as your printer is connected to the internet, it’ll keep track of its toner levels in the background and order a replacement toner cartridge as needed. The new cartridge will show up on your doorstep before you may even realize you’re running low. Just swap it out and put the old cartridge in the included mailer to recycle it.
You can log in at any time to track your usage, and change or cancel your plan, but if you’re like most users, you’ll enjoy the hands-off toner replenishment and low-cost billing.

Never run out of toner

When you already have 19 overdue tasks and suddenly run out of toner, the last thing you want to do is run out to an office superstore. With HP monthly toner plans through the HP Instant Ink subscription service, you’ll never run out of toner again.
With the convenience and deep cost savings of HP Instant Ink, signing up is a no-brainer. Just create an account and wait for new toner cartridges to show up when you need them.

Save up to 50%

How can HP Instant Ink toner plans cut almost half of your current yearly toner costs? It’s because you’ll enjoy genuine HP toner, straight from the manufacturer. You’ll get a customer loyalty discount to start with, and you’ll also reap the benefits of high-volume cartridges, giving you a bulk discount.

Hassle-free delivery

With HP monthly toner plans, there’s no online ordering, waiting, or frustrating price shopping. This is almost the dictionary definition of “hands free.” You’ll get an email telling you when your new HP toner cartridge is on the way. A few days later, your toner will arrive, and you’ll use it when you need it.

Stress-free recycling

We’re all concerned about our planet. And with an HP toner subscription, you can take the guesswork out of recycling, because you’ll pop used cartridges in a prepaid envelope, then drop them in your mailbox. Your U.S. Mail carrier and HP® take care of the rest, ensuring that you’re helping to do your part.

Toner plans start at $1.99 per month

How many pages do you print per month? The beauty of an HP Instant Ink plan is that you don’t have to know that now. You can sign up for a light printing toner plan at just $1.99 per month, then let your printer count your monthly pages and suggest an upgrade if you need one.
You can still print pages in excess of your monthly plan, too. And if you print fewer pages, those pages can roll over into your account for later use.
  • 50 pages per month: $1.99
  • 100 pages per month: $3.99
  • 400 pages per month: $13.99
  • 800 pages per month: $19.99
  • 1500 pages per month: $25.99
If your usage changes, you can change your plan at any time. Want to print an extra 10 pages just this once? You’ll only pay $1. (The amount of additional pages vary with higher tier printing plans.)

Rollover unused pages

If you don’t use all your HP Instant Ink toner plan pages in a month, they’ll stay in your account for next month. You can accumulate rollover pages up to a pre-set limit that depends on your plan type. For instance, on the 50-page plan, you can roll over up to 100 pages.

Cancel anytime

If for any reason you decide the HP Instant Ink monthly toner subscription isn’t for you, you can cancel anytime. There are no complex hoops to jump through. Just log into your HP Instant Ink account at the HP Smart website and click Update Plan in the left margin. Scroll down to “Cancel my HP Instant Ink subscription” and click.
Cancellations are immediate, though you’ll need to return any unused toner in a prepaid mailer.

High-volume cartridges

You’ll love using high-yield genuine HP toner cartridges for 2 important reasons. The first is the cost. High-capacity cartridges create less waste, and HP® passes those savings on to you. And the second is convenience. You’ll replace your toner less often, which means you’ll spend less time servicing your printer.

Refer a friend to save even more

Once you’re an HP Instant Ink customer, you can get a referral code or link to share with as many friends as you like. For every friend who signs up, you’ll each get a free month of service that includes printer ink or toner. That means both you and your friend get free printing for a month.

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about HP monthly toner plans.

Where can I get the HP monthly toner plan?

You can sign up for the HP monthly toner plan at the HP Instant Ink page. Just click Sign Up Now to enjoy hassle-free toner delivery and recycling, with flexible plan options that start at just $1.99 per month.

Will I get cartridges each month?

You won’t receive toner cartridges each month unless you need them. Since your connected printer monitors its toner levels, it will order a new cartridge when it senses a low level. It’ll even allow time for delivery, so you get your toner refills before running out.

How does billing work?

If you start with a 30-day free trial, service starts on day one. However, you won’t be charged until the end of the billing cycle for the second month. You won’t receive a bill, either. Instead, the amount of your monthly payment is automatically deducted from your payment method.
If you print additional pages in excess of your monthly plan, you’ll receive an email listing any additional charges. If you use fewer pages than your plan’s allotment, a portion of those unused pages rolls over into your account.

Do color pages cost more?

Color pages don’t cost more. It doesn’t matter if you print in black and white or full color. Your pages will all cost the same. Your monthly plan is based on pages, not on the type of ink or toner you use. That means you’ll never worry about switching to black-and-white prints to save money on color toner.

What if my printing needs change?

Maybe you print 60 pages a month now, but next month you’ll only print 10. Or maybe you’ll get a new client or have a big school project and need to print 200 pages. HP toner subscriptions are flexible. HP® will monitor your usage and suggest changes, and you can roll over unused pages or add pages to your plan at will.


HP monthly toner plans through HP Instant Ink can save you up to 50% on toner cartridges. The toner arrives at your doorstep when you need it, and it’s easy to change your plan or cancel it if needed. The best part? You’ll never have to worry about running out of toner cartridges again.
About the Author: Tom Gerencer is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Tom is an ASJA journalist, career expert at Zety.com, and a regular contributor to Boys' Life and Scouting magazines. His work is featured in Costco Connection, FastCompany, and many more.

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