If your printer is delivering poor image quality, distorted texts, unaligned texts then it’s time to test print pages. Printing a print test page is done to maintain the printer’s quality and check ink cartridges. When you print a test page, it shows you all problems that your printer has such as blur text, streaks, no prints, distorted images, or missing colors.

Nowadays we get inbuilt software in modern printers to print test pages to determine the quality and other issues. But the procedure of each operating system varies making it tough for users to perform the process. 

When to Test A Print Page?

There are situations when you have to test the print page to check the performance of your printer and its printing quality. Let’s explore common scenarios where you will need to test print pages.

  • You hear some abnormal coming out from your printer.
  • When your printer is delivering incomplete or distorted printouts.
  • You should test print pages if your printer is throwing only blank prints.
  • The printer is abnormally heating.
  • The print path is blocked.
  • Some issues with paper alignment or the pads.

Steps To Print Test Pages To Detect Numerous Issues

Since there are multiple operating systems, so, the process for each system is different. To save your efforts, we have prepared a detailed list of each OS and the steps to print test page. 

Printing Test Pages in Windows Version 10

  • Firstly, open “Control Panel”
  • Now, hit “Devices and Printers”.
  • After that, right-tap on the icon of the printer’s icon.
  • Select “Printer Properties”.
  • Thereafter, your screen will pop up a window.
  • Select the tab “Print Test Page”, you can see it under “General”.
  • Moving on, the printer will now provide you with a test page.
  • At last, when the test page is printed, click “okay” and leave the pop-up dialog box.

Printing Test Pages in Windows Version 8/8.1

  • Press “Windows”.
  • Then choose “View Devices & Printers.”
  • Find your specific printer, then right-tap on the same’s icon.
  • Choose “Printer Properties”.
  • Now, the screen will show you a pop-up window.
  • Hit “Print Test Page”.
  • Once the test page is printed, click “okay” and leave the pop-up dialog box.

Printing Test Pages in Windows Version 7

  • Tap on “Windows/Start”.
  • Select “Control Panel”.
  • Click the option named “Devices and Printers”.
  • Now right-click on the printer’s icon.
  • When you tap on “Printer Properties,” the screen will throw a pop-up immediately.
  • There choose “Print Test Page”.
  • A printer test page will be received following that.
  • When the test page is printed, click “okay” and leave the pop-up box.

Printing Test Pages in Windows Version Vista

  • Click “Windows Start”.
  • Select “Control Panel.”
  • Click twice on the tab “Printer.”
  • Thereafter, navigate to your printer, and right-tap on its icon.
  • Next, you need to choose the “Printer Properties” option, which will immediately display a box with details.
  • Furthermore, hit the option stating “Print Test Page” there.
  • Now, a printer test page will be sent to the printer.
  • The moment your test page gets printed, tap on “OK” and exit the pop-up screen.

Printing Test Pages in Windows Version XP

  • To test print page in Windows XP, click “Windows Start.”
  • Hit the option “Control Panel.”
  • Now click twice on the tab “Printers & Faxes.”
  • Then you have to look for your printer and right-tap on it.
  • Moving on, click “Printer Properties” which will immediately display a box with some information.
  • Additionally, hit the tab “Print Test Page”.
  • Here, a printer test page will be sent to the printer.
  • In the end, when the test page is finally printer, click “OK” and leave the screen.

Printing Test Pages in Mac Version 1

  • Access “Apple Menu”.
  • Click “System Preferences.”
  • After that, hit the tab on “Print & Fax”.
  • Pick your printer model.
  • Click “Open Print Queue.”
  • Now tap the option “Run the Print Test Page.”
  • In the end, you will see your printer receiving a print test page.

Printing Test Page in Mac Version 2

  • Access “Apple Menu”.
  • Now, click “System Preferences.”
  • After that, hit “Printers & Scanners,”
  • Now, after performing the above step, pick your printer from the option stating available printers.
  • Click “Options & Supplies”, when you do that, you will see a pop-up screen.
  • Tap on “Utility” there.
  • Hit “Print Test Page.”
  • At last, you will see your printer receiving a print test page successfully.

Final Words

If your printer suddenly stops functioning, or printing distorted images, broken texts, blur documents, uneven alignment then it is very important to test print page. This process is necessary to check for problems such as dried ink, alignment problems, color mismatch, processes, and many more. 

Finally, with this informative post, we tried our best to inform you all about how you can test print page easily and avoid unnecessary repair costs and other issues.

By JenniferKIM

Jenniferkim is a General Blogger & writer who has been extensively writing in the technology field for a few years. He has written several articles which have provided exciting and knowledgeable information on Finance, Business, Tech, Travel, Sports in Italy.

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