Check your ink or toner levels on all printers

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With so many different printers on the market today, keeping up to speed with your printer’s maintenance checks can seem like a job for a seasoned engineer.

However, checking the ink or toner levels on your printer needn’t be a daunting task.

Here we will provide a step by step guide to checking your ink and toner levels to make sure you never run out again.

How to check printer ink levels

With an abundance of printer makes and models, it can be difficult to know where to start when checking ink and toner levels.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest manufacturers and how their methods differ.

How to check ink levels on a HP printer

For Windows 10 users, simply download the HP Smart app from the Windows store and add your printer to check ink and toner levels.

For Mac users, simply click the Apple icon from the toolbar. Enter system preferences and click Print & Scan.

After selecting their printer from the list, clicking Options & Supplies will provide Mac users with information on their printers’ toner and ink levels.

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How to check ink levels on an Epson printer

For Windows users, from the desktop double click the printer icon from the taskbar.

This will open a panel displaying the current levels of ink/toner. Users are advised to top up any low levels with genuine Epson supplies in order to retain optimal performance.

Mac OS users can display current toner/ink levels by firstly clicking the Apple icon from the menu.

From there, access System Preferences and click Print & Scan.

After selecting their printer from the list, clicking Options & Supplies will provide Mac users with information on their printers’ current supplies levels.

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How to check ink levels on a Canon printer

For Windows users, click the start button and then Devices and Printers.

Select your Canon printer from the list and right click, from the drop-down menu choose Printing Preferences

This will bring up the Canon printer interface, from here an option to display the current toner/ink levels will be available.

Mac users can display ink/toner levels by clicking the Apple icon on the toolbar, entering System Preferences and clicking Print & Scan.

From here, users need to select their model from the list and click Options & Supplies.

This will provide users with information on their current ink/toner levels.

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How to check ink levels on a Lexmark printer

Windows users can follow these steps to check ink/toner levels on their Lexmark printer;

Select Control Panel from the start menu and then navigate to the Devices & Printers section

Locate the printer icon for your Lexmark printer and right click.

From the options click Printer Properties and then Preferences.

Lexmark printer users will now be able to view the current ink/toner levels for their Lexmark printer.

Mac OS users need to click the Apple icon from the dock/taskbar and access System Preferences.

Select the Print & Scan option and then select your Lexmark printer from the list.

Click Supply Levels to display current ink/toner levels for your Lexmark printer.

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How to check ink levels on a Xerox printer

This guide is based on users having up to date printer drivers available from the Xerox Support Website.

From the taskbar, click start then Control Panel.

From here access the Devices & Printers section.

Locate the icon for your specific Xerox printer and right click.

From the drop down menu click Printer Properties.

From the Printer Properties menu, select Preferences.

This will display the current ink/toner levels for your Xerox printer.

Mac OS users can display their Xerox printer’s ink/toner levels by clicking the Apple icon from the taskbar and accessing System Preferences.

From here, select Print & Scan and select your Xerox printer from the Printers list.

Select the Supply Levels option and this will display the toner/ink levels for your Xerox printer.

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How to check ink levels on an OKI printer

Microsoft Windows users can view their ink/toner levels using the Control Panel.

Enter the Printers section and select the icon relating to your printer.

Right clicking on the selected printer will display a drop-down menu.

From here, select Printer Preferences, then Printer Properties.

This menu will allow OKI users to display the current ink/toner levels in their printer.

To check your ink/toner levels using a Mac OS device, simply click the Apple icon on the taskbar or dock and click System Preferences.

From this menu select the Print & Scan and select your OKI printer from the list.

Click Supply Levels and the current ink/toner levels of your OKI printer will be available to view.

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How to check ink levels on a Samsung printer

Windows users can check their ink/toner levels via the Control Panel.

From here, locate and click the Printers section.

Enter the Printer Properties option by right clicking the icon for your Samsung printer.

From the Printer Properties window, select Preferences.

Users can now see the current ink/toner levels for their Samsung printer.

Mac OS users can display their printer’s ink/toner levels by simply clicking the Apple icon from the taskbar and accessing System Preferences.

From here, select Print & Scan and select your Samsung printer from the Printers list.

Select the Supply Levels option and this will display the toner/ink levels for your Samsung printer.

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