How to Find Your Printer Model
Trying to find the model number of your printer shouldn’t be difficult. What is considered a model number might be more confusing. Fortunately, if you are trying to contact the printer manufacturer you will likely only need the model name and series of your HP, Canon, Epson or Brother Printer.
Where to look
Usually, the model number of your printer is right under your nose. This is often true for finding a printer model or series number. Given the way that most computer engineers think you might believe that taking the printer apart is necessary to find the printer model or printer series. This is not true. In most cases, the model name and series number the customer service representative will need is actually right there on the front of the printer. After all, if it is easy for you to find it will be easier for them to help you troubleshoot the unit when you are in crisis mode.
Finding the serial number
When it comes to finding the serial number of your HP, Canon, Epson or Brother Printer you will need to look a little closer. On the back of most of these printers you will see a white rectangular sticker. It s likely it will have the printer company logo shown in a big way. The “UL” logo for Underwriters Laboratories will also be found on the sticker.
What you are looking for, however, is the always present barcode symbols that everything has on them these days. Numbers will be above the barcodes. There will likely be two barcodes here. One is a product code, which is not important, and the other is the serial number which identifies that particular printer. If there is no sticker on the back of the printer check under the lid or open the printer up and it should be there. In any case, these stickers are usually about 3×5 inches in size and have all sorts of other symbols on them that you don’t need to worry about.
If you have looked all around the printer for the printer model, serial number sticker and/or series and make of the printer with no luck try going to the printer test page option on the computer. Print out a test page and everything will usually be there. All this may sound like it is involved but it really will only take a few minutes.