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 


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 installed within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.

Compatible mobile devices

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

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar.

Printer management with PRTG works as follows:


 Sensor SNMP

Sensor SNMP Printer

Windows Print Queue Sensor

Sensor Windows Print Queue

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 in an average of 3 ½ months.

Captures the Most Important Data

Total number of printed pages

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

Fill level of printer and toner cartridges

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

Status of printer cover

Is the printer cover open or closed?

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).

Award winning solution

We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.



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

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.



With PRTG, PAESSLER AG offers a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use unified monitoring tool. Over 200,000 administrators worldwide use our software, whether it be to monitor their server performance, virtual environments, or even the accessibility of their websites. PRTG is a network analysis solution for Windows.

Our network monitoring software was created in 1997 by Dirk Paessler. We are an established software company with headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. We place great value on our high standards and never stop developing our software. And if ever there is an issue, our support team usually responds within 24 hours (except weekends).

Opt for Hardware monitoring with PRTG. You'll save time, money, and effort. It takes only a few minutes to install PRTG. You get 100 free sensors, which is plenty for small networks. And you can upgrade whenever you'd like.


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