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How to check ink levels on a printer?

How to check ink levels on a printer?

When ink levels become low, the quality of print suffers. Blotchy or faded prints are a common sign that your ink is running out.

Letting your ink levels get too low can also result in dried-out ink nozzles that can harm and damage your printer.

Eliminate the risk of running out of ink in your printer by regularly checking the ink levels.

This blog will explain the best way to check your printer ink levels. Follow our simple instructions for a fuss-free way to see how much ink is left in your printer cartridge.

How to check printer ink levels on Windows?

Firstly, turn on your printer and your computer. Once loaded, click the start menu or windows key and search for Control Panel.

Then, under Hardware and Sound click ‘view devices and printers’.

If you select this option, you should be able to view the printers that are connected to the computer.

Select the printer you want to check the ink levels of, and you should see the ink levels displayed at the bottom of the page (under the ‘status’ section which you can click for more information).

How to check printer ink levels on a Mac?

Launch your Mac and ensure the printer is switched on and connected.

Then, click the Apple icon in the top left-hand corner and select System Preferences.

From here, click the Printers and Scanners icon. On older models, it may be called Print and Scan or Print and Fax.

On the left side panel, select your printer and then click the Options and Supplies button.

Once the Options and Supplies window has opened, click the Supply Levels tab at the top of the page. Here you will be able to view and check your printer ink levels.

How to check printer ink levels depending on your printer

Checking printer ink levels can vary slightly depending on the brand of printer. We will now take you through checking your printer ink levels on an HP, Canon, and Epson printer.

How to check ink levels on an HP printer?

To begin, determine if you will be using Windows 10, Android, iOS, or a Windows PC to check your printer ink levels.

If you are using Windows PC, download the free app tool ‘HP Print and Scan Doctor’. To check your printer ink levels, open this tool and click Printer Supply Levels. From here, you should be able to view the estimated ink levels remaining in the cartridges.

If you are using Windows 10, Android or iOS, download the HP Smart app. Once the app is downloaded to your desktop, you will be able to view printer ink levels on the app homepage.

How to check ink levels on a Canon printer?

Using a Windows PC, you can check your printers ink levels by following these steps:

Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Start Menu. Select Settings, then Devices and finally, Printing Preferences from the menu.

Then, click the Maintenance tab and click View Printer Status. This will bring up a window that details the full status of your printer and its ink levels.

How to check ink levels on Epson?

To begin, ensure your computer has the suitable software installed to perform basic printing operations. This will have been supplied to you via CD on the purchase of your Epson printer.

Open the installed application and click the Maintenance tab, and then select the Epson Status Monitor button. Here you will see the estimated ink levels shown in a graph format.

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