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Checking the Ink Status from Your Computer

You can check the detailed information such as the remaining ink level and the ink tank types of your model.

Select Ink Level Information from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility2

The status of the Ink Tank and Maintenance Cartridge are depicted using an illustration.

Estimated ink levels
You can check the types and levels of ink.
When ink levels are running low or an error occurs because there is no ink, a notification icon will appear.
If you place the cursor on the ink tank, it will display the ink model number and the ink levels.
Estimated Maintenance Cartridge Usage
You can check the estimated usage amount of the maintenance cartridge.
When capacity levels are low or the cartridge is at full capacity, a notification icon will appear.


  • Click help button to check which ink tank your model uses.
  • Clicking Update will display the current status of ink tanks and the maintenance cartridge.
  • When you print on A3 paper or larger paper sizes, the ink may run out before printing is finished or the printing may become faint or streaky (with white lines).