HP Officejet Pro 8600 - Check the estimated ink levels

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Check the estimated ink levels

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer
control panel. For information about using these tools, see Printer management tools
and Use the printer control panel. You can also print the Printer Status page to view
this information (see Understand the Printer Status Report).

NOTE: Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes
only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge
available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the
cartridges until you are prompted to do so.

NOTE: If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured cartridge, or a cartridge
that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator might be inaccurate or

NOTE: Ink from the cartridges is used in the printing process in a number of
different ways, including in the initialization process, which prepares the printer and
cartridges for printing, and in printhead servicing, which keeps print nozzles clear
and ink flowing smoothly. In addition, some residual ink is left in the cartridge after it
is used. For more information, see www.hp.com/go/inkusage.