Before you finally buy a printer, you should know how to utilize it properly so that you can avoid common mistakes and take good care of your printer. Once you learn how to properly use a printer, you will be able to apply what you learn in the rest of the models as well. Here are the following steps to be followed when using a printer:
Step #1 Setting up your printer
Make sure that your printer is properly set up before you push the “on” button. Even if it’s a wireless one, check your computer or laptop to see if the printer is properly connected. For those who are using their printer for the first time, it will most likely to test print a single page for the user. The moment you push the “on” button, you’ll instantly notice that there’s something moving around on the inside of the printer. Your laptop will also notify you that the printer is connected and it’s working accordingly.
Step #2 Installing the software
Before you can finally use the software for printing pages, you are required to install the software first. Your printer package comes with a CD, insert it in your DVD-ROM and open the drive. You will find the file there. Run the software needed so that you can finally install the printer.
Step #3 Choosing the desired page to print
After that, you need to open the file of the page that you are going to print. Double check if there are errors and types that need to be taken care of before you finally go to “Print Setup” or you can just click on your keyboard the demand for print which is CTRL + P. The tab of printing options will appear. You need to put the size of the bond paper, the number of pages that you wanted to print, the layout of the page, and the model of the printer that is being connected to the laptop or computer. After everything is settled down, click on the “Print”.
Step #4 Checking out if the printer run out of ink supply
Even if you are just using your printer every now and then, it would eventually run out of ink supply. Therefore, you need to check out if you are running out of ink cartridge. Latest models of printers will send you a notification telling that you need to refill your ink supply. If you have bought older models, you can tell by the printed pages of the printer if it needs ink supply because it would eventually look faded.