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Complete printer
management with PRTG


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    Printer monitoring:
    Paper, toner, and more

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    With PRTG you know the
    status of every printer

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    Detailed printer error messages
    at a glance

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    You get informed if printer replacement is necessary


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Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.












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

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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.


Free Download

Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.



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.

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



Printer management with PRTG works as follows:


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 printer commissioning.

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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.


PRTG simplifies your day

Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.


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PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get 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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PRTG saves worry

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

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PRTG saves money

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



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

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany


Printer monitoring with PRTG

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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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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 following sensor:

SNMP Printer

The SNMP Printer sensor monitors various types of printers via SNMP. It can show:

  • Total number of printed pages
  • Fill level of cartridges and toners
  • Status of the printer cover
  • Printer status as sensor message


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Free Download

Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.



Paessler teams up with many partners

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



baramundi and PRTG create a secure, reliable and powerful IT infrastructure where you have everything under control - from the traffic in your firewall to the configuration of your clients.

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With the combination of PRTG and Insys, the monitoring specialist Paessler and the industrial gateway manufacturer INSYS icom offer a practical possibility to merge IT and OT.

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Siemon and Paessler bring together intelligent building technology and advanced monitoring and make your vision of intelligent buildings and data centers become reality.

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Also interesting:

Disk Space Monitor: PRTG checks your hard disks and other storage devices and displays all memory capacities on one dashboard. Monitoring of NAS devices of vendors like Synology or Storage Area Networks (SAN) is also possible.

Uptime Monitoring: PRTG checks the uptime of all your servers and ensures smooth running of your services. If any of your monitoring services goes down, you get an instant alarm.

Computer Monitoring: PRTG automatically collects all relevant data of your computers like CPU utilization, operating temperature, or memory usage. Be in control of your network computers and prevent costly outages.


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.


PRTG The Swiss Army knife

PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadmins

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
  • REST Custom Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON


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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

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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