Check the estimated ink levels
You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel, printer software
or the embedded Web server. For information about using printer software or the
embedded Web server, see Printer management tools. You can also print the Printer
Status page to view this information (see Understand the Printer Status Report).
To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel
1. From the Home screen, press the (Setup) button.
2. Using the buttons on the right, select Ink Information, and then select Estimated
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 the print quality is unacceptable.
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
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/inkusage.