Usually, there are reasons why your printer is not printing. You can also find some ways to fix the issue.
Clear the print queue
Getting your printer to print can be frustrating. There are some things you can do to clear the print queue.
One of the best ways to clear the queue is to use the printer's menu. This allows you to view, edit, or delete certain print jobs. Then, you can start printing again.
Another option is to clear the queue with a batch file. This is a quick and easy way to clear the queue. You can also try the command+delete command to remove a specific print queue item.
Depending on the brand of printer you have, you might be able to get it to clear the queue for you. If not, you may have to perform a series of steps to fix the problem.
For instance, you might need to restart your computer. Similarly, you can also try to clear the queue using a tool called the Printer System Preferences.
Check if the print job in the queue is correct
Using the printer menu or the print queue on your Mac can help you check if the print job in the queue is correct. However, some problems can be resolved without having to do this. These include low ink, paper jams, and network printer accessibility issues. Often, you can fix a problem by deleting problematic files.
Depending on the cause of the problem, there are several different solutions. These may involve re-installing the software on the printer, removing offending items from the print queue, and/or troubleshooting the network.
The first step is to pause the printer. You can pause printing from the Printers menu or by pressing the green Resume button on the Print Queue app. If you don't see a pause icon, the printer is still queued.
You can also find the print job in the queue by opening the Printers & Scanners settings window. The Printers & Scanners settings can be found under Devices and Printers.
Check if the print job is connected to Cloud Print
Regardless of your printer's type, you will need to check if the print job is connected to Cloud Print before printing. Google Cloud Print is a service that lets you print from any device with an internet connection. You can use it with a web browser, printer, or even an app.
There are two ways to connect to Google Cloud Print. The first is through the Google website. You will need to sign up for a free Google profile to do so. The second is through a third party app. You can choose from a variety of apps.
If you are using a Chromebook, you will need to use a third party printing application to bridge the software gap between your device and the printer. Some printers already have this feature.
Replace faulty ink cartridges
Having a printer that does not print can be frustrating. It may be caused by a bad ink cartridge or a print head problem. But there are simple solutions that can help you to fix the problem.
If your printer has an ink level window, you can check the ink level without opening the printer. If you don't have a window, you can also compare the weight of the cartridges. This will help you to determine the compatibility of the cartridges with the printer.
If you suspect that the printer is leaking ink, you should clean the print head. You can do this by running the cleaning cycle in the printer menu. You can also use a lint-free cloth to clean the dirty contacts. This is important to prevent error messages.