Every time. It happens every. single. time.
I find a fun lap book for us to use on a Friday or holiday. I get out the brightly colored file folders, the glue sticks, and the “real” scissors. The scissors and Mr. F have a history of not playing well together so the scissors must remain locked in the supply closet and only come out for special projects. I digress.
I download the PDF, pull it up in Adobe, and hit that magical “print” button.
Halfway through printing two copies of this incredible study, it happens.
The blinking light of doom and that awful ding on my computer.
Out of ink. Again.
How on earth to avoid this catastrophe?
Amazon Now doesn’t deliver here, so I had to find a magical printer that could refill it’s ink on it’s own. So I wouldn’t continue this pattern, because it truly is no fun for anyone to have to do “regular” homeschool on a fun day. At least that is what Mr. T tells me.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary trial of HP Instant Ink for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.*
A Printer for Homeschool Moms
No, there really isn’t a “magical” printer, but HP has come up with something pretty close. The best part? You also SAVE money!
Check out the savings. For us, the $4.99 plan is perfect. Though we could have used the $9.99 plan when I was printing our Ancient Greece Project Passport, but normally the 100 pages a month is just the right amount.
Now you probably want to know what all I print because that seems like a lot of pages right?
- Recipe pages for Mr. T’s Kids in the Kitchen Binder
- additions to my Happy Planner
- Additional sheets for my Charlotte Mason Planner
- Shakespeare Copywork
- worksheets for our ShillerMath curriculum
- Any lapbook or notebook pages we may use
- History timeline figures from The Mystery of History
And the random shipping label or receipt for tax and record keeping. I bet you print more than you think, too!
My HP Deskjet’s first big job was printing out tax receipts for this tax season. I’m not kidding when I say I got an email letting me know my Instant Ink order was automatically processed and I’d be getting my ink refills soon about 2/3’s of the way through printing of the incredibly large number of receipts. That’s pretty spectacular! I like not running out of ink.
And just a few days later, this delightful little box was waiting for me in the mail. Easy peasy. I didn’t even have to drag the boys to an office store. That is a mom win for sure!
Tell me what your most printed item is and let me know if you have any questions about the HP Instant Ink program!