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1. WO2020222816 - DISPLAYING CURRENT COLORANT SUPPLY STATUS INFORMATION RESPONSIVE TO OPENING OF PRINTING DEVICE DOOR

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We claim:

1. A non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium storing program code executable by a printing device to perform processing comprising:

detecting that a door of the printing device has been opened; and in response to detecting that the door of the printing device has been opened, displaying on a display of the printing device current status information of a colorant supply within the printing device.

2. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 1 , wherein the processing further comprises:

in response to detecting that the door of the printing device has been opened, displaying on the display of the printing device information regarding a replenishment colorant supply that is compatible with the printing device to replenish the colorant supply within the printing device.

3. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 2, wherein the replenishment colorant supply comprises an external colorant supply temporarily attachable to a port of the printing device to refill the colorant supply within the printing device.

4. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 2, wherein the replenishment colorant supply comprises a replacement colorant supply that replaces the colorant supply within the printing device.

5. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 1 , wherein the processing further comprises:

in response to detecting that the door of the printing device has been opened, displaying on the display of the printing device instructions regarding how to replenish the colorant supply within the printing device.

6. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 1 , wherein the processing further comprises:

detecting that the current status information of the colorant supply is below a threshold; and

in response to detecting that the door of the printing device has been opened, displaying on the display of the printing device an indication that the colorant supply should be replenished.

7. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 1 , wherein the door of the printing device covers a port of the printing device that is fluidically coupled to the colorant supply within the printing device,

and wherein opening of the door of the printing device reveals the port of the printing device, enabling refilling of the colorant supply within the printing device through the port.

8. The non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium of claim 1 , wherein the door of the printing device permits access to the colorant supply within the printing device,

and wherein opening of the door of the printing device reveals the colorant supply within the printing device, enabling replacement of the colorant supply within the printing device with a replacement colorant supply.

9. A printing device comprising:

a colorant supply;

a print engine to print using the colorant supply;

a display;

a door permitting access to the colorant supply; and

hardware logic to, responsive to the door being opened, display on the display current status information of the colorant supply.

10. The printing device of claim 9, further comprising:

a housing within which the print engine, the colorant supply, and the hardware logic are disposed,

wherein the display is attached to the housing,

and wherein the door is movably attached to the housing.

11. The printing device of claim 9, further comprising:

a sensor to detect opening of the door,

wherein the hardware logic is display on the display the current status information of the colorant supply responsive to the sensor detecting that the door has been opened.

12. The printing device of claim 9, further comprising:

a port that is accessible when the door is opened, and to which an external colorant supply is temporarily attachable to refill the colorant supply within the printing device.

13. The printing device of claim 9, further comprising:

a slot that is accessible when the door is opened, and in which the colorant supply is removably installed, enabling removal of the colorant supply from the printing device and insertion of a replacement colorant supply within the printing device when the door is opened.

14. The printing device of claim 9, wherein the hardware logic is further to, responsive to the door being opened, one or more of:

display information regarding a replenishment colorant supply that is compatible with the printing device to replenish the colorant supply within the printing device;

displaying instructions regarding how to replenish the colorant supply within the printing device;

displaying an indication that the colorant supply should be replenished.

15. A method comprising:

detecting, by a printing device, that a door of the printing device that covers access to a colorant supply within the printing device has been opened; and

in response to detecting that the door of the printing device has been opened, displaying, by the printing device on a display of the printing device, information regarding current status information of the colorant supply within the printing device.