Paessler PRTG

Free printer monitoring & management with PRTG


  • Monitor everything: paper, toner, errors & more
  • Prevent interruptions: anticipate problems before they occur
  • See the big picture: know the status of every printer at one glance
  • Easy setup: automatically discover all printers

Our users give top ratings for monitoring with Paessler PRTG



Set up and configure PRTG in minutes

Easy to set up: automatically find all printers on the corporate network – even in remote locations


PRTG printer monitoring prevents unnecessary interruptions 

Printer errors happen at the worst times


You're trying to finish that business letter before the end of the day. Or you only have minutes to complete that contract when you're interrupted – the Replace Cartridge printer error message hits you at the worst moment.

Not anymore.


Paessler PRTG runs in the background and alerts you when:

  • Toner and paper are almost running out
  • A designated total number of pages have been printed
  • The printer is approaching its life expectancy

Printers disrupt employee workflows


Employees must frequently step away from their work to worry about whether the printer is ready and if there is sufficient toner – and administrators are constantly bothered to check this on-site.

Not anymore.


PRTG makes life easier for admins by:

  • Displaying the status of every printer on the network
  • Proactively notifying of relevant status changes
  • Delivering piece of mind

8 reasons to use PRTG as your printer management tool


Easy setup with auto-discovery

PRTG automatically finds all printers on the corporate network – even in remote locations.


Toner and cartridges always filled

You'll always have sufficient toner and filled cartridges with early warning before it's needed.


Anticipates & minimizes problems

Administrators see errors and printer response problems even before affected employees.


Faster problem solving

Direct and targeted information about errors means that you don't need to depend on error-prone descriptions by phone.

Easier printer replacement

Plan replacements in a timely, controlled manner with alerts to the lifetime expectancy of printed page quality.


Central coordination

Centrally organize the replacement of toner and cartridges with timely alerts on their status.


Eliminates sources of error

Information on the status of the printer cover eliminates the Printer Cover Not Closed error source.


Mobile monitoring

PRTG can be used on any mobile device so you can monitor printers anywhere on the go.


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PRTG is compatible with all major vendors & manufacturers


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What printer management looks like in PRTG


PRTG automatically finds all printers across the network, even in distant business locations, and shows you their current status. PRTG can monitor different types of printers using the SNMP Printer sensor.

How PRTG defines sensors (FAQ)


PRTG captures the most important data


Total number of printed pages

Total number of
printed pages

PRTG displays the number of pages already printed since the printer was commissioned.

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Printer & toner cartridge fill level

You'll always know the actual fill level of printer and toner cartridges.

Status of printer cover

Status of
printer cover

You can eliminate the Printer Cover Not Closed error source.

Printer status – error message

Printer status
error message

You'll always know about the current printer status and any error messages displayed.


Set up and configure PRTG in minutes

Easy to set up: automatically find all printers on the corporate network – even in remote locations



IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring


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network monitor”

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“The real beauty of PRTG is the endless possibilities it offers”


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PRTG makes your job easier

Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.


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Save effort

PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

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Save time

Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

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Save money

80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.



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

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany


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Create innovative solutions with Paessler's IT partners

Partnering with innovative IT vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create new and additional benefits for joined customers.


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Quick alerting with customizable notifications




PRTG comes with various built-in notification methods: Email, SMS, push notification, Microsoft Teams message, Slack message, or even running an external application – you specify when and how the responsible person or team will be informed. Simply 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 takes just a few clicks.



PRTG proactively alerts you if something is wrong in your network based on your defined thresholds. The moment metrics exceed or fall below a certain value, you'll receive a notification. This means you can intervene immediately and even before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.


PRTG helps you do more:








PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

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

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


Printer monitoring FAQs


1. What is a sensor in PRTG?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.

On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

2. What is SNMP?

SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol. It is a protocol for management information transfer in networks, particularly for use in LANs. PRTG uses SNMP for various network monitoring purposes, for example, you can monitor the status of your printers via SNMP with the SNMP Printer sensor.

3. What to monitor in a printer?

You should monitor the following aspects in your printers:

  • Materials like the fill status of paper, ink cartridges, and toner cartridges
  • Mechanical and technical issues like paper jams
  • Performance of network printers
  • Printer maintenance statistics
  • Checking the print behavior regarding, for example, the number of color prints

4. What is 3D-printing?

In 3D printing, a three-dimensional object is constructed based on a 3D model in digital form. Usually, the material needed is added or 'printed' layer by layer.

5. Does PRTG monitor 3D printers?

Yes, PRTG can monitor, for example, Raise3D printers. With the help of the EXE/Script Advanced sensor, aspects like the printer status, the extruder temperature and feed rate, the heat bed temperature, and the job status can be monitored. Learn more about 3D printer monitoring with PRTG here.


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More than 500,000
sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.


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Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.


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