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Printer printing test pages all the time and being charged for instant ink!

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hello, I’ve had my printer since February 2020. I got a free trial of instant ink when I bought the printer have have since continued the subscription - I’ve only had one ink delivery since so I really don’t use my printer very often. I have 15 free pages a month to print which is more than enough, but this month I’ve been charged for additional pages through instant ink as i have apparently printed 20 additional pages. The reason being why I may have printed more is because each time I turn my printer on to print something it prints out loads of tests pages for realignment, every single time!! Is there any way I can stop the test pages constantly? It’s such a waste of paper and ink and I’m annoyed that I need to pay for printing the printer has decided to do itself!!!

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@Eilidh2, Welcome to the HP Support Community!


I understand the printer is printing test pages on every start-up. If the alignment was not successful the previous time, the printer will try to align the ink cartridges on every restart.

Kindly follow the steps mentioned in this document. 


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