Check the estimated ink levels
You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. For
information about using these tools, see Printer management tools on page 245 and Use the printer
control panel on page 7. You can also print the Printer Status page to view this information (see
Understand the Printer Status Report on page 149).
To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel
On the printer control panel, touch (Right arrow), and then touch Setup.
Touch Tools, and then touch Display Estimated Ink Levels.
NOTE: Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you
receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing
delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until prompted to do so.
NOTE: If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured cartridge, or a cartridge that has been used
in another printer, the ink level indicator might be inaccurate or unavailable.
NOTE: Ink from the cartridges is used in the printing process in a number of different ways,
including in the initialization process, which prepares the printer and cartridges for printing, and in
printhead servicing, which keeps print nozzles clear and ink flowing smoothly. In addition, some
residual ink is left in the cartridge after it is used. For more information, see www.hp.com/go/
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