Printing and Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Article ID: ART117047 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Printing and Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern


Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzle.


  • If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the ink tank whose ink is low.

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the cassette.

    After pushing the cassette back, the paper information registration screen is displayed on the touch screen. Select A4 or Letter for Page size and Plain paper for Type, then tap OK.

    Figure: Touch screen

    If a message is displayed on the screen, follow the directions in the message to complete registration.

  3. Open the paper output tray gently.

  4. Print the nozzle check pattern.

    1. Flick the HOME screen, then tap Setup.

      The setup menu screen will appear.

    2. Tap Maintenance.

      The Maintenance screen will appear.

    3. Tap Print nozzle check pattern.

      Figure: Touch screen

      The confirmation screen will appear.

    4. Tap Yes.

      The nozzle check pattern will be printed and two pattern confirmation screens will appear on the touch screen.

  5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.   

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

  1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (C) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (D).

    • (A) No missing lines/No horizontal white streaks
    • (B) Lines are missing/Horizontal white streaks are present
    • (E) Number of sheets printed so far
  2. Select the pattern that is closer to the printed nozzle check pattern on the confirmation screen.

    Figure: Touch screen Figure: Touch screen

    For (A) (no missing lines or no horizontal white streaks) in the pattern (C) and pattern (D):

    1. The cleaning is not required. Tap All A.

    2. Confirm the message, then tap OK.

      The screen will return to the Maintenance screen.

    For (B) (lines are missing or horizontal white streaks are present) in the pattern (C) or pattern (D), or in patterns:

    1. The cleaning is required. Tap Also B.

      The cleaning confirmation screen will appear.

    2. Tap Yes.

      The machine starts cleaning the print head.


  • The total number of sheets printed so far is shown in increments of 50 sheets on the printout of the nozzle check pattern.

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