Updated: Oct 19
Instant Ink printing plans are based on pages, not cartridges. You choose an Instant Ink plan based on the number of pages you would like to print monthly. Your monthly plan fee enables you to use the subscription cartridges to print your plan pages, and includes ink delivery and recycling.
Color, black and white, and photo prints all cost the same. You can roll over unused pages (up to double your plan pages), or if you print more, you'll automatically purchase sets of 10-20 pages for $1.00 (pages per set varies by plan).
They send HP Instant Ink cartridges when you first sign up for the service. Replacement cartridges are sent when your printer tells HP you need more ink, not by the month. If you are planning to print even extra one month, you can contact them and let them know. They will send you even more ink to get you through a