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Test Print Online (CMYK)

test print online

You can simply test print online by pressing the printing button right on this page. This is great, because all you need for this test is a browser and printer connected to your computer either by Ethernet cable or direct USB link. Using Wi-Fi should also work, but it might require preconfiguration or driver installation for your printer model.

Either way, this is the most basic and simple method to run a printing test to see if your printer works and moreover, to check whether the printed page appears to have acceptable quality.

cmyk color librariesPlease note, that this particular test is not tied to any specific printer manufacturer and model. Your printer’s manufacturer might offer more extensive testing material or recommend more complex tests for your cartridge types. This online printing test is based on CMYK (Pantone) color libraries making it universal and serviceable by most of the printer types.

This is the initial test I perform whenever I offer on-site printing troubleshooting assistance for an unfamiliar device. The primary advantage is that I don’t need to download any files or install drivers; I can simply conduct a test print online with a single click of my mouse.

Printable PDF page preview:

print test online preview
print test online preview

Test Print Online Page will initiate printing directly from the browser

Click start button for the printing to start immediately. This is a very quick and easy printing test that you can start online.

Warning: Do not print the preview JPG image itself, as it is highly compressed and it will not meet the required performance criteria for a proper color test page. The tools and guides we offer on this website are entirely free of charge, so please use the appropriate download button to get the necessary testing media for conducting the test.

How to use this test

Here are the steps you should follow to print test page online:

Check the printer manual: Before starting the test, it’s always a good idea to check the printer manual for any specific instructions and troubleshooting guides. It is also important to use compatible software and drivers that might be needed for online printing directly from your web browser.

Ensure the printer is in good condition: Before printing the test page, make sure that the printer is in good condition, with no clogged ink nozzles or other issues that could affect the print quality.

Use the appropriate paper: Make sure you’re using the recommended paper type for the printer test. This is usually specified in the test page instructions.

Check the printer settings: Set the printer settings to the recommended values specified in the test page instructions. This may include paper size, orientation, resolution, and color settings.

Print the test page: Load the test page into the printer and start the print job. Make sure to print at 100% scale without any scaling options enabled. This testing page is optimized for ISO 216 Paper sizes (A4, A3 etc).

How to evaluate this test

The result should be analyzed to compare the original printing template from our website against the printed result.

This is a basic printing test that you can conduct online, however, it does involve black and white as well as CMYK sample blocks that should be evaluated. Checking the results is as easy as finding differences between two pictures and here is how you should proceed.

Once the print job is complete: The printing job is complete when you pressed the “print” button on this page and it resulted in a single test page coming from your printer.

Analyze the test page: This means that you need to take a close look at the test page to find any mismatches when compared to original file that you can see here on our website.

Look for any visible banding, streaks, or other anomalies: Not only color consistency, but also the lightness, darkness must be inspected. Also, take a close look at each printed shape. Some common printer issues tend to show up on a printed test page as streaks, lines overlapping or missing parts.

Could indicate issues with the printer: If you do find any issues, it could mean that there are problems with the printer itself, such as clogged nozzles, low ink levels, or other technical issues.

What’s next?

This is just a quick test only focusing on the most basic printer’s functionalities. We do have a variety of color test pages that you can download for more complex troubleshooting and quality assurance tasks.

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It is important to print a color test page once in a while. This will help you to ensure that the printer is functioning properly and producing high-quality prints. It can also help you to identify any potential issues with the printer early on, so that you can take the necessary steps to address them. Additionally, testing the print page can help you to get familiar with the printer's features and settings, so that you can get the most out of your new device.

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