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I want to know if I need to use the instant ink cartridge or can I buy off brand and not sign up fo

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I want to print but I don't want the service. Can I buy off brand cartridges to use that aren't hp

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@Chaveezy2440 wrote:

1.  I want to print but I don't want the service.

2.  Can I buy off brand cartridges to use that aren't hp


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These are two entirely different questions.



1.  Instant Ink Subscription is NOT mandatory.

You do NOT have to sign up for Instant Ink service.

Just say no where ever asked.


Instant Ink Ready Cartridges


If printer has "Instant Ink Ready" cartridges, these can be used without signing up for the service.

Notice the word "Ready" - these cartridges can be used with Instant Ink but Instant Ink service is not required.



2.  The Printer might refuse to use Non-HP ink.


You should purchase and use HP brand Ink in this printer.



HP Officejet Pro 8710/8720 Firmware Update



This software tool will help you update your printer to the latest firmware. Please refer to Enhancement/Fixes for more detail about the firmware update.

Reminder: Dynamic security enabled printer. This Firmware includes dynamic security measures, which may prevent supplies with non-HP chips or circuitry from working now or in the future. More at:

Note: For printers manufactured prior to December 1, 2016 dynamic security will not be enabled by this firmware. Please note that HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP cartridges.


Fix and enhancements:

  • Resolves error message when configuring certain settings in the embedded web server.


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