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How do I monitor the ink level in my cartridges?

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To my knowledge you really cannot on the printer itself. However, depending on how you installed your software driver for your printer and which driv er you used it can monitor the ink level and give you a graphic of when you need to order or replace it. There are also some neat utility programs that can do that as well. Be careful not to get freeware or shareware stuff. Go to a reputable software dealer like Circuit City or Best Buy or the like for those types of products. Good luck and God bless.

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