Check ink levels on a printer

If your printer produces blurry, faint, or incomplete copies, it might be low on ink. There is no universal method in Windows to check ink levels because it varies by printer. To find out how to check your printer's ink level, refer to the information that came with the printer.

If you suspect a printer is low on ink, it's a good idea to print a test page before you try to print something else. If you can't print black or other colors (or if you can't print at all), the printer might be out of ink, you might need to clean it, or it might have a hardware or driver problem. For more help, check the information that came with the printer or go to the printer manufacturer's website.