Just a quick note before we get started. All links to HP Instant Ink are a referral link. You get a month free and I get a month free if you sign up!When I first started designing printables 4+ years ago I would try to be selective of what I would physically print. I used to do mock layouts in photoshop to make it look like they were printed because it was so expensive to print off my full colored pages. I even used to even design thinking about how much ink a printable would use. I often do sets that use just one color, Like only mint for my moving stickers, and with my small printer that uses a single tri-colored cartridge I would run out really quickly! When we moved back stateside I decided to try out Instant Ink. I started off with only 100 pages a month. I’m currently up to 300 pages a month to print for only $10.81 a month. I did the math. $129.72 for 3,600 pages ( 3 cents a page.) I was paying $45 every two months. It was crazy and I was limiting myself on what I was creating. I started doing printables when we were living in Japan. Holiday decoration isn’t nearly as popular as it is here in the states. (More on this later and how it changed the way I think about shopping.) I wanted something simple and that was easy to store and move. Hp Ink has allowed me to print to my hearts content and not feel guilty about it. Lets do some more math. So my subscription to instant ink is $10.81 I spend $8.36 on a 250 page ream of cardstock (110 lb.) from Sam’s club. For me this is the one “Hobby” that I loose track of time doing. Designing, Printing, Creating. (Throw in some laminating too, because y’all know I love me some laminating!) So I can spend under $25 a month on hours of making. which fits into my budget.
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