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DjSingh wrote: - Will i still be able to enroll it into free plan???
Nope, grandfathering is limited to both the account the printer that was previously enrolled in the free plan under that account. With that said, it never hurts to ask nicely you might get a willing CSR.
- Do i have to cancel the old printer or can i use both???
Nope, you can still use both (I think the limit was 10 printers or so enrolled under the same account).
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If you cancel the plan, does it render the remaining cartridges useless? The warning sign said that you cannot use your printer anymore!
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gta_guy wrote: If you cancel the plan, does it render the remaining cartridges useless? The warning sign said that you cannot use your printer anymore!
You can use the printer, just not with any instant ink that was enrolled with the printer. So yes, whatever instant ink you have remaining you are supposed to discard (or send back) once you cancel.
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aasoror wrote: You can use the printer, just not with any instant ink that was enrolled with the printer. So yes, whatever instant ink you have remaining you are supposed to discard (or send back) once you cancel.
What happens if you keep using the printer ink without returning it? I can always disable to the internet access of the printer via router :)
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Thanks OP got 3630 from Bestbuy at 40 dollars, not the cheapest but still cheap considering rates in the recent times. Cheers..
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gta_guy wrote: What happens if you keep using the printer ink without returning it? I can always disable to the internet access of the printer via router :)
You should give HP more credit than that :) They know people would do exactly that and that's why an enrolled printer will lockup if not allowed to phone home and confirm enrollment status past the current billing cycle. Once the printer manages to phone home and knows it's no longer enrolled it will blacklist any instant ink cartridge that was previously used with it as well as the currently installed one.
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Are these printers good enough to print photos? It’s basically $1.25 a month for 15 pages? So I could technically print 15 8.5x11 photos each month ?
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simplypop wrote: Are these printers good enough to print photos?
My borderless prints at maximum resolution (HP Envy) are no different (if not tad better) than my WM and Costco prints. It uses the same ink and has the same resolution as many other HP desk/office jets so I think they will be of similar quality regardless (support for boardless printing varies though).
It’s basically $1.25 a month for 15 pages?
+ whatever you pay for photo paper.
So I could technically print 15 8.5x11 photos each month ?
Yup, that is exactly what many here (me included) have been doing for the last couple of years.
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Is this still even worth the effort? It’s my understanding that inkjet printers are basically being given away these days to make profit off the ink itself over time.

Would it be more worth it to invest a little more in a laser printer and not have to worry about dealing with changing the ink all the time?
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Sinnikk wrote: Is this still even worth the effort? It’s my understanding that inkjet printers are basically being given away these days to make profit off the ink itself over time.
Almost 3 years of ownership, hundreds of 8.5x11 photos printed at highest resolution and quality possible $0 spent on ink :) So I don't really think HP is making money out of my use case. Even if it's no longer free, it's less than a small cup of coffee a month.
Would it be more worth it to invest a little more in a laser printer and not have to worry about dealing with changing the ink all the time?
Yes for BW volume printing, no way for color. Remember the whole point of the instant ink program is that you don't deal with changing ink all the time ;)

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