HP Officejet 4500 - Check the estimated ink levels

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Check the estimated ink levels

You can check the estimated ink levels from the HP Solution Center, Toolbox (Windows),
the HP Utility (Mac OS X), or the embedded Web server. For information about using
these tools, see

Device management tools

. You can also print the Printer Status page to

view this information (see

Understand the Printer Status Report and Self-Test Report


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 product 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



Check the estimated ink levels