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Waiting for Instant Ink - Can I use alternative cartridges

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I am awaiting delivery of my new Instant Ink cartridges, I am an enrolled Instant Ink customer. Can I use alternative spare 301 cartridges in the meantime ? Will it change the Instant Ink settings ?

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It is my understanding that you can do so.

You have to replace all the cartridges - you cannot just replace the black cartridge, for example.


Stop Web Services, too.


Remove the depleted / all Instant Ink cartridges

Replace with purchased cartridges


Instant Ink print-by-page subscription will complain a bit.

Your subscription dues (monthly charges) are not suspended for having removed / replaced the inks.  


When the HP Instant Ink arrives,

Remove your purchased ink set

Install your HP Instant Ink cartridges

Start Web Services





Instant Ink information, including a link to the all-important Terms of Service Contract


It is NOT necessary that you be enrolled to read the contract > Open the main website > scroll down just past the FAQ

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