HP needs you to pay as much as $36/month to hire a printer that it displays

HP Envy 6020e printer

Enlarge / The HP Envy 6020e is among the printers obtainable for hire. (credit score: HP)

HP launched a subscription service at present that rents individuals a printer, allots them a certain quantity of printed pages, and sends them ink for a month-to-month price. HP is framing its service as a strategy to simplify printing for households and small companies, however the deal additionally comes with monitoring and a years-long dedication.

Costs vary from $6.99 per thirty days for a plan that features an HP Envy printer (the present mannequin is the 6020e) and 20 printed pages. The priciest plan contains an HP OfficeJet Professional rental and 700 printed pages for $35.99 per thirty days.

HP says it’ll present subscribers with ink deliveries after they’re operating low and 24/7 help by way of cellphone or chat (though it is doubtful how a lot you wish to depend on HP help). Assist would not embrace on or offsite repairs or half replacements. The subscription’s phrases of service (TOS) notice that the service would not cowl injury or failure brought on by, unsurprisingly, “use of non-HP media provides and different merchandise” or in case you use your printer greater than what your plan requires.

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