One of the things our customers most frequently ask us about is how to check ink levels on their printer, more specifically their HP printer. Monitoring ink levels is an essential part of owning a printer, as it allows you to keep on top of your spending and also ensure that your machine is sufficiently stocked up at all times, particularly when processing larger print jobs. In this blog post, I’m going to outline how you can check ink levels on your HP printer quickly and easily. So, let’s get to it…
How to check ink levels
The way in which you will be required to check the ink levels on your printer will vary depending on the model you own. With that said, as a rule of thumb, you should be able to print a supplies report from the device itself, using the menu on the device (providing it has this function). If the machine does not have a display, then you may be able to generate a report by pressing a combination of buttons on the machine. The necessary combination in which to perform this task should be detailed in the machine user guide.
Checking ink levels from your device driver
You can also usually check the ink status of your machine through the device driver found in the printers/devices section of your PC/Mac. If your machine is connected on the network, you can also log into the web interface using its assigned IP address by inputting it into a web browser. The web interface should also display the supplies status, too.
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The Printerbase Team