A printer test page or printer diagnostic page helps you diagnose print issues on your machine. Printing a test page is one way to determine if your printer is capable of printing. For example, let’s say you send a print job from your computer to your printer but your printer doesn’t print. Then, you print out a test page and it prints fine, you can assume that the issue is not the mechanics of the printer, but the connection between the printer and the computer. Test pages can also help you monitor print quality and printhead alignment by printing out blocks of text and color on to the page. If you notice any breaks in the print job or poor color quality, then some additional printer troubleshooting may be required. You can fix light or spotty prints with the cleaning feature that is included with your printer. If your print quality does not improve after one or two cleaning cycles, it may be time to replace your printer cartridges.
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