How to print a test pattern on the DM500, DM800, DM900, DM1000 and more

Products affected: DM500™, DM525™, DM550™, DM575™, DM800™, DM800i™, DM825™, DM87™5, DM900™, DM925™, DM1000™, DM1100™
A test pattern verifies the print quality of the meter. Follow these steps to print a test pattern:
  1. Press Menu.
  2. Select Maintenance.
  3. Select Print Test Pattern.
  • To print the test pattern on tape, press Tape
  • To print on a piece of mail, place an envelope on the feed deck and press Start
  1. Check the test pattern for printer functionality:
    • If the lines are solid and unbroken, the test pattern looks good. Press Yes.
    • If the pattern looks poor (broken or missing lines), select No. The system returns to the Maintenance menu:
      1. Select Clean Printer Nozzles.
      2. When the printer nozzles are cleaned, print another test pattern.
If you need ink, order a genuine Pitney Bowes replacement ink cartridge:

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UPDATED:  May 26, 2017