How to Print a Brother Printer Test Page

Printing a test page helps users evaluate the performance of their Brother printer. Whether you are trying to troubleshoot a problem or ensure optimal print quality, the Brother printer test page is a great diagnostic tool. In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to print a test page on various Brother printer models.

I.What is a Printer Test Page?

The Printer Test Page is a sample document that verifies the performance and quality of your printer. It usually contains various elements such as text, lines, graphics, and patterns. Brother printer test pages play an important role in troubleshooting issues such as misalignment, color differences, or poor print quality.

II.How to Print a Brother Printer Test Page

Regarding the operation on the printer panel, we take the Brother TN227 toner cartridge printer as an example.

1.Brother HL-L3210CW/HL-L3230CDN/HL-L3230CDW Printer Test Print

  1. Turn on your Brother HL-L3210CW, HL-L3230CDN or HL-L3230CDW printer. 
  2. Make sure the printer is connected to your computer or network. Then, load some paper into the Brother printer’s paper tray.
  3. Press the down button until you see the “Printer” option and press "OK" to enter.
  4. Use the Up or Down button to navigate to “Print Options,” and then select “OK.”
  5. Scroll to “Test Print,” press the Down arrow, and then press “OK.” Finally press “Go” to start the test print.

2.Brother HL-L3270CDW Printer Test Print

  1. Press the “Setup” button on the printer control panel.
  2. Use the navigation buttons to scroll up or down and select “All Settings.”
  3. In the “All Settings” menu, navigate to “Printers” and press “OK” to confirm.
  4. Next, select “Print Options” from the menu and press “OK.”
  5. Scroll through the options until you find “Test Print,” and then select “OK.”
  6. The printer will prompt a confirmation message, press “Yes” to confirm and start test printing.
  7. After the test print is completed, press the “Home” button to return to the home page.

3.Brother HL-L3290CDW Printer Test Print

  1. Press the “Menu” button on your Brother HL-L3290CDW printer control panel.
  2. Use the Down button until you see the “Printer” option, and then press OK to select it.
  3. Use the Up or Down button to scroll to the "Print Options" option and press "OK" to confirm.
  4. Scroll down to select “Test Print” and press “OK.”
  5. Finally, press “Black Start” or “Color Start” according to your needs. This will start the Brother print page test.
  6. After the test printing is completed, press “Stop/Exit” to return to the home page.

4.Brother MFC-L3710CW/MFC-L3750CDW/MFC-L3770CDW Printer Test Print

  1. Select the “Settings” icon on your Brother MFC-L3710CW, MFC-L3750CDW, or MFC-L3770CDW printer's control panel.
  2. Browse the options to find and select “All Settings,” then click “Printers.”
  3. Press “Print Options” and finally choose “Test Print.” This option starts a Brother test print process.
  4. The printer prompts you with a confirmation message, press “Yes” to continue test printing.
  5. After test printing, press the “Home” button to return to the home page.
How to Print a Brother Printer Test Page

III.Another Way - Print from Your Computer

In addition to operating on the printer panel, we can also perform this step on the computer. Here we introduce to you how to print a Brother printer test page on a Windows printer and a Mac printer.

1.On a Windows Computer

  1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  2. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
  3. In Control Panel, select View devices and printers under Hardware and Sound.
  4. Right-click your Brother printer in the list.
  5. Click "Printer Properties" in the menu and go to the "General" tab.
  6. Find the Print Test Page button and click it.
  7. Your Brother printer will now print a test page so you can check its performance.

2.On a Mac Computer

  1. For macOS 13:Click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of your computer screen and select “System Settings.”

For macOS 12 or earlier: Click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences.”

  1. In the “System Settings” or “System Preferences” window, click “Printers and Scanners.”
  2. You will see a list of printers connected to your Mac. Find and click your Brother printer from the list.
  3. After selecting your Brother printer, click “Open Print Queue...”
  4. Then select “Printer” and select “Print Test Page” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Your Brother printer will generate a test page.

IV.Use a Third-Party Test Page for Test Printing

In addition to relying on the built-in test page provided by the printer itself, there is a way to perform a test print using a third-party test page.

How to Print a Brother Printer Test Page

A notable example is the use of standard test pages, such as the ISO/IEC 19752 Standard Printer Black and White Test Page and ISO/IEC 19798 and 24711 Printer Color Test Page.

These standardized test pages are widely accepted by printer manufacturers, including Brother, Canon, HP, Xerox, and Ricoh. They are designed specifically to evaluate the performance of printer toner cartridges. ISO/IEC standards ensure consistency and accuracy in evaluating monochrome and color printouts. The black and white test pages comply with the ISO/IEC 19752 standard, while the color test pages comply with the ISO/IEC 19798 and 24711 standards. For more information, check the blog Printer Test Page PDF – ISO/IEC 19752 19798 and 24711.

Follow the steps below to perform a test print using these third-party test pages.

  1. Get documentation on the blog above for the specific third-party test page that suits your testing needs, whether it's a black and white test page or a color test page.
  2. Then use your computer to open the document. Your printer should be connected to your computer now.
  3. Click “File” and select the “Print” option. You can also access the print dialog box by pressing “Ctrl + P” (Windows) or “Command + P” (Mac) as a keyboard shortcut.
  4. Finally confirm “Print” and the printer will generate a third-party test page. Carefully review the printed test page to evaluate the toner cartridge performance to ensure consistent and accurate results.

V.Conclusion

Printing the Brother Printer Test Page is a simple tool to ensure your printer is running optimally. Whether using your printer's built-in test page or a standardized third-party page, regular test printing is a proactive way to maintain print quality and catch potential problems early.

By the way, True Image offers high-quality toner cartridges at affordable prices, such as the Brother TN223, TN227 and TN229. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed & Free Shipping on orders $30+.

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