How to Check the Ink on Your HP Inkjet 1100

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How to Check the Ink on Your HP Inkjet 1100
It's easy to check your HP Inkjet 1100 printer's ink level. (ink cartridges image by itsallgood from

Hewlett-Packard printers, including the HP Inkjet 1100, contain a set of utilities for managing and maintaining the printer's cartridges and connection with your computer, and for updating the printer's driver. The utility program, Printer Toolbox, also lets you monitor the ink level of the ink cartridges inside of your HP Inkjet 1100 printer. The ink meter gives you an estimate of the ink remaining in both the colour and black/white ink cartridges. It is helpful to know the ink level before you start printing a large amount of documents or photos.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click on "Start," choose "All Programs" and select "HP Director" if using Windows. If using a Mac, click on the HP Inkjet Utility icon on your Mac's Desktop.

  2. 2

    Click "Settings" and choose "Print Settings."

  3. 3

    Click "Printer Toolbox."

  4. 4

    Click on the "Estimated Ink Level" tab. Your HP Inkjet 1100s ink levels are graphically displayed in the dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • To close the Printer Toolbox utility, click on the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the open dialogue box, if using Windows. If using a Mac, the "X" is in the upper left-hand corner.

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