Complete Printer
Management with PRTG

  • With PRTG you know the status of every printer 
  • Detailed printer error messages at a glance
  • You get informed if printer replacement is necessary 

Printer Monitoring
prevents unnecessary interruptions

The business letter is supposed to be sent out before the end of the day, the contract must be ready for completion. Error messages that announce the need to replace the printer cartridge usually occur at the most inopportune moment. With PRTG, you are safe from such interruptions. PRTG runs in the background and alerts you in time when toner and paper are running out, or if after a certain total number of printed pages, the acquisition of a new printer should be planned.

Printers should work and not disrupt workflows. Employees should not have to consider whether the printer is ready and whether there is still sufficient toner.

Administrators, however, should not have to constantly check this on-site. With PRTG printer monitoring, administrators know the status of every printer via remote monitoring and, when necessary, will be proactively notified.

With PRTG, everyone can work efficiently.

7 good reasons
PRTG as your printer-management tool



Automatic search

Automatic search

PRTG automatically finds the printers on the corporate network, even in remote locations. The administrator does not have to do much to set up the printer monitoring.

Toner and cartridges – always well-filled

Toner and cartridges – always well-filled

Printers will always have sufficient toner, and printer cartridges will be filled, for you as the administrator will be informed of necessary replacements in time.

Anticipating problems

Anticipating problems

With PRTG, administrators immediately see when there is an error or when a printer is not responding to requests, usually even before the affected employees do.

Strengthening independence

Strengthening independence

With the information of the specific error message, you do not depend on the potentially error-prone problem description by staff via phone. Direct and targeted, unadulterated information leads to faster problem solving.

Finding peace of mind

Finding peace of mind

When the previously printed number of pages is approaching the expected lifetime of the device, a replacement can be planned in a timely and controlled manner.

Central coordination

Central coordination

With information about the status of printer toner and cartridges, the replacement of toner and printer cartridges can be organized centrally.

Eliminating sources of error

Eliminating sources of error

With information about the status of the printer cover, the source of the error "printer cover not closed" can quickly be eliminated.


Your printer monitoring at a glance 
 even on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.


PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



 “The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar.

Printer management with PRTG works as follows:


PRTG simplifies your day!

Let PRTG's printer monitoring work for you.
Focus on more challenging work instead.

PRTG saves time

PRTG saves you time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for all of your devices. Thanks to our dashboard and app, you’ll enjoy quick and comprehensive memory overviews any time you like.

PRTG saves you effort

Monitor your printer devices with system memory around the clock and with no stress at all. The built-in alarm feature alerts you even before problems occur – to avoid downtimes, overloads and complaints.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of printer monitoring. The experience of our customers shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

Captures the Most Important Data

Total number of printed pages

Total number of printed pages

PRTG displays the number of pages already printed since printer commissioning.

Fill level of printer and toner cartridges

Fill level of printer and toner cartridges

PRTG notes the current fill level of printer and toner cartridges.

Status of printer cover

Status of printer cover

Is the printer cover open or closed?

Printer status – error message

Printer status – error message

You will learn the current printer status and what error messages the printer displays.

How printer management works

PRTG automatically finds all printers across the network, even in distant business locations, and shows you their current status.

With the SNMP Printer Sensor, PRTG uses a generic sensor to monitor different types of printers. It uses the simple network management protocol (SNMP).

iWhat is a sensor?

In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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Award winning solution

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as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.



PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

Notification System 
Be Alerted Quickly



PRTG features a variety of memory alerts: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.


The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.


PRTG won't wait to let you know if "your RAM load is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.


Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.

The many advantages of PRTG:

1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.

2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.

3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.

Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.


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