Print Test Page in Windows® Vista Business
Nowadays, all Windows® versions offer a simple test procedure that is applicable for all your printers. iYogi’s experts offer online information on various possible implications to your document printouts. If you want to print a test page then from your Windows® operating system, you can go to the properties of a printer and find a “Print Test Page” as pressing this would print a page that contains related information about the printer and the drivers that it is using.
Mentioned below is information related to the ‘Print Test Page’:
- How to print a test page with Windows Vista® Business?
- How to use the information on the page?
- How to use the test page?
How to print a test page with Windows Vista Business?
Printing a test page with Windows Vista Business is same as with other versions of Windows Vista. After opening the printer’s property page you can go to ‘Start’, ‘Control Panel’, ‘Hardware and Sound’ then ‘Printers’. By right clicking on printer you can test and click on properties. Finally the right click on the general tab is the “Print Test Page” button. Afterwards, it would automatically print out the test page. Just make sure that the printer is on and sheets of paper are loaded in the tray.
How to use the information on the page?
The printed test page contains a lot of information related to several names of drivers. This information is or can be used by people who are professionals in printing market. For common people, a successfully page printed means that printer is working.
Another use of the printed page, besides testing that the printer is working, is to analyze the quality of the printout. The printed characters should be solid and contains no distortion. Any bands or striations may indicate that parts of the printer head may be damaged or clogged. The Windows logo at the top left is printed in color and can indicate proper functioning of colored print’s head. Users may try to clean the print’s head by purging out the clogged ink. If all else fails, it’s the time to replace the print’s head or printer itself.