Can I schedule a test print so my inkjet does not dry up?

By blowfly01 ·
Can I schedule a test print once a week so my inkjet does not dry up?

Ideally, the test page would only be printed when the printer has not been used in a while.


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Create a batch file

by patb071 In reply to Can I schedule a test pri ...

The easiest would be to create a document and then create a batch file to copy the doc to the printer. then you can put the batch file to run in scheduler.

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How to schedule a tes print page in Windows 7

by mozbius In reply to Can I schedule a test pri ...

#Go in "Devices and Printers"
#Rename the desired printer to something easy. In my case I've renamed my
"Lexmark Pro900 Series (Network)" printer into "Lexmark Pro900" a easier spelling of the printer name.

#Go in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler
#Click on Action -> Create Basic Task...
#Type a name for your Scheduled Task (in my case I've typed: ScheduledPrintTest) then click Next
#Select Weekly then click Next
#Customize (date, day,...) as needed then click Next
#Start a program should be selected, click Next
#Type the following command quotes included (change Lexmark Pro900 for your printer name) then click Next:
cscript C:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prnqctl.vbs -e -p "Lexmark Pro900"
#An info popup may appear, if so click Yes
#Now you can click Finish or check the "Open the properties dialog..." box then Finish to access advanced features.

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