Quick Steps To Print A Test Page In Windows and Mac

Steps To Print A Test Page In Windows and Mac
Steps To Print A Test Page In Windows and Mac

Whenever you have some doubts about your printer having issues or delivering distorted print quality, the first thing to do is print a test page. A print test page is the quickest and accurate method to test the print quality and test the connection between your computer and printer. 

Test pages include graphics, text, images, color composition that when printed show you your printer’s health (cartridges) while notifying any problem that your printer is having.

When you run the test page, it shows all issues with the print such as blurs, streaks, or no prints, or, missing colors. Once you notice the problem you have to apply some solutions in order to rectify it. But before that let’s understand how to print test pages in various operating systems.

Simplest Ways to Print Test Pages in Both Windows and Mac

Since there are different operating systems, therefore there are different ways to print test pages in various OS.

Print A Test Page in Windows 10

  • Navigate to “Control Panel” or “Taskbar” and click “Devices and Printers”.
  • Now right-tap on the printer’s icon.
  • Choose “Printer Properties”, after which a pop will come. 
  • Pick the option “Print Test Page” seen under “General”.
  • Thereafter, your printer will receive a printer test page.
  • After your test page gets printed, tap on “okay” and exit the pop-up screen.

Print A Test Page in Windows 8/8.1

  • Press “Windows” and choose “View Devices & Printers.”
  • Thereafter, locate your printer and right-tap on its icon.
  • Choose “Printer Properties” after which a pop-up window immediately will appear.
  • Select the option “Print Test Page”.
  • After your test page gets printed, tap on “okay” and exit the pop-up screen.

Print A Test Page in Windows 7

  • To print test in Windows 7, firstly, tap on “Windows Start”.
  • Navigate to “Control Panel” or “Taskbar” and click “Devices and Printers”.
  • Now right-click on the printer’s icon.
  • Tap on “Printer Properties” after which a pop-up window immediately will appear.
  • Choose “Print Test Page” there.
  • Thereafter, your printer will receive a printer test page.
  • Once your test page gets printed, tap on “okay” and exit the pop-up screen.

Print A Test Page in Windows Vista

  • Tap on “Windows Start”.
  • Choose “Control Panel.”
  • Tap twice on “Printer.”
  • Now, locate your printer, thereafter right-click on its icon.
  • Now, you have to click the option stating “Printer Properties” after which a pop-up window immediately will appear.
  • Moving on, hit “Print Test Page” there.
  • Thereafter, your printer will get a printer test page.
  • The moment your test page gets printed, tap on “okay” and exit the pop-up screen.

Print A Test Page in Windows XP

  • To print test page in Windows XP, firstly, tap on “Windows Start.”
  • Now, select the option “Control Panel.”
  • Thereafter tap twice on “Printers & Faxes.”
  • Now, you need to locate your printer, thereafter right-click on its icon.
  • Once done with the step, you have to click the option stating “Printer Properties” after which a pop-up window immediately will appear.
  • Furthermore, hit “Print Test Page” there.
  • Thereafter, your printer will get a printer test page.
  • Finally, when your test page gets printed, tap on “okay” and exit the pop-up screen.

Print A Test Page in Mac OS (Version 1)

  • Firstly, access “Apple Menu”.
  • Now tap “System Preferences.”
  • Hit the option “Print & Fax”.
  • Choose the specific printer model you have.
  • Thereafter, select the option “Open Print Queue.”
  • Tap on “Run the Print Test Page.”
  • At last, your printer will get a printer test page.

Print A Test Page in Mac OS (Version 2)

  • Firstly, access “Apple Menu”.
  • Secondly, hit the option “System Preferences.”
  • Then, tap “Printers & Scanners,”
  • After completing the previous step, choose the specific printer via the option of available printers.
  • Tap on “Options & Supplies” after which a pop-up window suddenly will appear.
  • Click on“Utility” in that fresh window.
  • Now, hit “Print Test Page.”
  • Thereafter, your printer will receive a printer test page.

Final Words

If your printer stops working or printing text, images, and other documents uneven and improperly, then you must print a test page. Therefore, it is extremely important to print test page frequently to check issues such as alignment issues, blocked printheads, dried ink, color replication, and many more. 

Through this post, we tried to explain to you how you can print a test page easily in various operating systems and avoid unnecessary issues.

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