Oh wow they charge now? I’ve been on free 15 pages for a good few years but haven’t printed much recently so not sure if it’s still the case.
They made it if you use hp smart you have to have an account which had worked for age's but recently I wanted to scan documents to my phone and it was unavailable. You shouldn't need a subscription to use the app. I know that there has been a few updates since I last used it and it could have broken features if I was being kind but I think it is more on purpose.
Can be very messy when you begin and such but just refill them. I bought ink and a refill kit and have been refilling my own cartridges for over a year now and have saved £100's in doing so. The ink is cheap but it's just a messy task to do (better of doing it in the bathroom) but once you do it a couple of times you get the hang of it. Also if you do decide to go down this route, don't bin your old non instant ink cartridges as each cartridge has so much it can be refilled basically then the sponge inside or whatever doesn't perform well. So you need more empty cartridges. When the instant ink cartridges stop working you can transfer the ink to a non instant ink cartridge and carry on like that too ;) You won't be able to see ink levels, the printer will tell you it's always time to replace the cartridge even though it's not empty and might say they're not genuine but always carrys on working fine
I had a hp printer similar to this and was working fine for 3 years. Then all of a sudden it stopped working on my laptops but still worked on my PC. I didn’t update or change anything. I tried everything even HPs diagnostic tool but nothing worked. I find the software always is always the weak spot with printers, just don’t understand why manufacturers don’t build proper software for printers.
FREEINK didn't work for me last month but you can get another month if someone gives you a friend referral code but that's against the rules here for some reason. Remember to cancel in a few weeks in advance of the renewal if you don't want to pay.