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HP Plus: The Complete Printing Solution
January 24, 2021
HP Plus (or HP+) is a barrier-shattering printing solution with several key benefits for home and office users, with tons of value in the box. HP+ members get up to 50% off ink* and toner**, auto-replenishment and recycling, 6 months of free printing, and an added year of warranty protection.
The best part about HP+ is that you don’t pay extra to get it. It’s not a cost-based extended warranty or a subscription service. It’s an open-to-all game-changer based on owning a supported HP+ printer and using genuine HP ink or toner cartridges for the life of the device.
What is HP+?
HP+ is a revolutionary new printing solution that comes free with select HP OfficeJet and HP LaserJet printers. It delivers an extra year of warranty protection, increased sustainability, free ink for the first 6 months, and low-cost ink and toner at up to 50% off the retail price* for the life of the device.
Key benefits of HP+:
Comes free with select HP printers
6 months of free printing
Up to 50% off ink* and toner** after the first 6 months
Extra year of warranty
Never run out of ink or toner
Hassle-free ink or toner delivery and recycling with a low monthly cost
New native in-OS printing that allows you to print from virtually anywhere on any device
Flexible plan that can be canceled at any time
Small environmental footprint and easy recycling
Want to find out more about HP+? Read on, or visit the HP+ Printing page for details.
How to get HP+ (it’s easy)
Getting the money-saving, time-saving HP+ plan is as easy as owning a select model HP printer. You’ll also need an HP account, an internet connection, and exclusively use HP Original ink or toner for the life of the printer.
Here are the currently eligible HP+ printers, with the HP+ plan rolling out to more devices in the near future, so stay tuned.
This budget-friendly, business-friendly laser option is a high-productivity printer for home office use, with the fastest two-sided printing in its class. Get 6 months of free toner and 2 years of warranty protection with HP+.
Print, copy, scan, and fax at up to 22 pages per minute (ppm) black and 18 ppm color. It’s custom-designed for shared home offices that support a wide range of workflows. Reliable WiFi connectivity lets you put this workhorse in a central place for easy access to all users.
A standout small business printer for multi-use offices. It creates professional color documents and boasts two-sided copy and printing, WiFi connectivity, and an extra-large 500-sheet paper tray to save you from extra trips to the supply closet. It also prints at up to 24 ppm.
A highly popular option, this wallet-friendly printer fits perfectly in home offices that need to print professional color documents and the occasional glossy photo. It’s WiFi-equipped and breezes through automatic two-sided printing. Dynamic security keeps it free from prying eyes, with future-proof firmware updates.
For the shared home office pro, printing is all about speed, dependable WiFi, and low ink costs. This entry in HP’s lineup delights with reliable wireless connections to all your devices, plus two-sided printing and fast print speeds of up to 20 ppm.
The beauty of the HP+ is that it’s included when you buy a supported HP printer. There’s no add-on cost at checkout to sign up. You get the extra year of warranty protection, 6 months of free ink or toner, and access to up to 50% savings on ink* or toner** after that. Some restrictions apply, so see the HP+ plan page for details.
Pricing for your linked HP Instant Ink print plan depends on whether you use toner or ink, and how many sheets you print per month. You’ll need to use genuine HP ink cartridges for the life of the printer to stay active. For a complete list of pricing plans at different usage tiers, click to see the HP+ plan page here.
HP+ is an industry-disrupting innovation that removes common frustrations to make printing effortless, low-cost, and sustainable. Let’s dig into the benefits, with details on all the deep printing savings and solutions.
1. Never run out of ink or toner
If you’re an HP Instant Ink user, you already know the convenience of automatic ink replenishment. Your printer senses when it’s running low, and new ink ships automatically at a low cost to you. You then swap out the spent cartridge and pop it into the prepaid mailer for recycling. No more worrying about running out or excessive costs, because you always pay the lowest per-page rate available.
HP+ works in the same way, but for both ink and toner. Want to know more about why HP Instant Ink is such a fan-favorite among businesses and home office warriors? Take a look at the HP Instant Ink program.
2. High-yield ink and toner cartridges mean big savings
The biggest difference you’ll notice when you start using HP+ is the cost savings. You’ll pay by the page for prints, and prices are rock-bottom compared to buying your own cartridges. One reason for the lower cost is that HP+ uses high-yield cartridges. High-capacity ink and toner cartridges cost less to build, use less packaging, ship for lower costs, have a smaller environmental footprint, and ultimately result in a lower price point for you.
3. Not a subscription, cancel any time
If you’re worried about the cost of signing up for add-on plans, worry no more. There’s no added cost to sign up for HP+. You just need to own a supported HP printer and use genuine HP ink or toner. Plus, if you decide you aren’t delighted with HP+, you can change, pause, or cancel it at any time at no cost.
Sustainability is increasingly important to all of us, and it’s been a cornerstone of how HP produces our tech for years. HP+ makes it easy to reduce your environmental impact with our prepaid recycling service.
Just drop your old cartridges in the mail and HP will do the rest. This service is also part of the HP Planet Partners return and recycling program. Through the program, HP delivers more environmentally responsible recycling solutions around the world than any other IT company.
5. HP Smart app adds convenience
Take advantage of premium HP+ solutions with the HP Smart app. The app taps your printer into a connected cloud that automatically detects and fixes connectivity issues. This helps ensure that you can print whenever and wherever you need to, from desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.
The HP Smart app also unlocks these additional features:
All-new native in-OS printing: This lets you print from virtually anywhere, and on any device.
HP’s new Private Pickup: This feature releases documents to you only when you’re physically near the printer.
Faster scanning: The Smart App’s scanning features speed up your scanning workflows, with a streamlined scan and email process.
6. Increased sustainability
Take advantage of the new HP Forest First feature, where every page printed is offset by investments that help protect and restore forests. Thanks to HP’s green initiatives, users reported a 33% drop in annual print-related carbon emissions.
To build the Forest First Printing initiative, HP® worked with key partners like the World Wildlife Federation, the Forest Stewardship Council, and International Paper. The new HP Sustainable Forests Collaborative is focused on restoring nearly 200,000 acres of forests in China and Brazil.
What’s next for HP+?
In the coming months, HP+ will roll out to even more program-connected hardware, including select HP ENVY and HP DeskJet printers. As the plan evolves, you’ll get access to HP+ even with standard HP printers and previously unsupported HP printers, when you use genuine HP ink or toner for the life of the printer and sign up for an HP Instant Ink print plan.
Current HP Instant Ink customers who want to take advantage of HP+ will be able to do so soon. You must keep your HP Instant Ink plan status active to enjoy premium HP+ solutions and deep savings on toner and ink.
HP+ is the all-new, industry-disrupting, complete printing solution from HP. In a nutshell, it’s 6 months of free printing plus up to 50% off ink* or toner** after that, with no extra signup costs. Never run out, and be kind to the environment with easy ink delivery and recycling. With HP+, printing just got a whole lot easier.
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.
*Ink: HP+ Print Plans sign up required. HP+ Print Plans not available in all countries. Subject to monthly page limit of plan selected. Must complete HP+ Print Plans signup within 7 days of setting up the printer with the HP-recommended setup process as indicated in the instructions that came with your printer. Use of in-box ink cartridge is included in period of offer. One offer redeemable per printer. Free months offer with HP+ Print Plans subject to change after 10.31.2021. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Setup Offer may be combined with other offers; see terms and conditions of the other offer for more details. Requires a valid credit/debit card, an email address, and Internet connection to printer. Unless service is canceled within the promotional period online at hpprintplans.com, a monthly service fee, based on the plan chosen, plus tax and overage fees will be charged to your credit/debit card. Customer will be charged for any overage fees and applicable taxes at the end of each month in the promotional period. See additional offer information available during online signup process. For service details, see hpprintplans.com.
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