Cleaning the Print Head from a Windows PC
Article ID: ART100554 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Solution

The print head cleaning function allows you to clear up clogged print head nozzles. Perform print head cleaning if printing is faint or a specific color fails to print, even though there is enough ink.

The procedure for cleaning the print head is as follows:

Cleaning

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Click Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
    When the Print Head Cleaning dialog box opens, select the ink group for which cleaning is to be performed.
    Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing cleaning.

  3. Execute cleaning
    Make sure that the printer is on and then click Execute.
    Print head cleaning starts.

  4. Complete cleaning
    The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message.

  5. Check the results
    To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check process, click Cancel.
    If cleaning the head once does not resolve the print head problem, clean it once more.

Important

  • Cleaning consumes a small amount of ink.
    Cleaning the print head frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Consequently, perform cleaning only when necessary.

Deep Cleaning

Deep Cleaning is more thorough than cleaning. Perform deep cleaning when two Cleaning attempts do not resolve the print head problem.

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Click Deep Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
    When the Deep Cleaning dialog box opens, select the ink group for which deep cleaning is to be performed.
    Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing deep cleaning.

  3. Execute deep cleaning
    Make sure that the printer is on and then click Execute.
    Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
    Print head deep cleaning starts.

  4. Complete deep cleaning
    The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message.

  5. Check the results
    To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check process, click Cancel.

Important

  • Deep Cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than Cleaning.
    Cleaning the print head frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Consequently, perform cleaning only when necessary.

Note

  • If there is no sign of improvement after Deep Cleaning, switch off the printer, wait 24 hours, and then perform Deep Cleaning again.