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How to Find Printer Name on Printer?

With thousands of different printer models out there, it's very important for you to know your printer model number or name. Knowing the exact printer name will help when you need to order replacement cartridges, download printer drivers or software utilities, and search for support.

There are two types of labeling to identify your printer:

  • Printer Series Name: Name of the brand and group of similar printers. This usually starts with letters. For example:
    • HP PhotoSmart series
    • Canon Pixma series
    • Epson Workforce series
    • Brother MFC series
  • Printer Model Number: A group of numbers or in combination with letters that follow after the series name. Together with the series name, this will give you your correct printer model number or printer name. For example:

Where to find my printer name or printer model?

You should be able to find your printer model in one of the following locations below:

  1. Start by searching on the front of your printer. The printer model could be located on either the top or bottom portion of your printer.
    How to find printer model on Brother MFC series Printer on image: Brother MFC-J4420DW
  2. The printer model could be found on the top portion of your printer; usually located near the control panel.
    How to find printer model on HP Deskjet series Printer on image: HP DeskJet 2540
  3. Find the control panel on your printer. Your printer model could be located either at the top or bottom.
    How to find printer model on Canon ImageCLASS series Printer on image: Canon ImageCLASS MF4880dw
  4. On some Epson printer models, the printer series and model number may be found in different locations. See example below:
    How to find printer model on Epson Expression series Printer on image: Epson Expression XP-330
  5. Open the top cover of the printer, exposing the ink cartridge holder. The printer model may be found inside this area. See example below:
  6. If all else fails, you can find your printer model in the user guide, quick set up guide, installation CD that was included with your printer, or on the packaging box itself. Though this is an option, we highly suggest that you search your physical printer to get the exact model or name.
    Find printer model on printer user guide or installation CD

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