Cleaning the Printhead - iPF800 Series
Article ID: ART129804 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


  • If printing does not improve after Head Cleaning A, try Head Cleaning B. If this does not solve the problem, repeat Head Cleaning B one or two times. If this still does not improve printing, the Printhead may have reached the end of its useful life. Contact your Canon dealer.

  • Do not remove the Maintenance Cartridge or Ink Tank during cleaning.

1. Press the Menu button to display MAIN MENU.

2. Press or to select Head Cleaning, and then press the button.

3. Press or to select the type of cleaning, and then press the OK button.

  • Head Cleaning A
    Use Head Cleaning A if printing is faint or contains foreign substances. This method of cleaning consumes the least amount of ink. It takes about three minutes to complete.

    • Head Cleaning B
      Use Head Cleaning B if no ink comes out of the printhead, or if Head Cleaning A does not solve the problem. It takes about four minutes to complete.

      The printhead is cleaned, and the printer goes online.

      4. Print a test pattern to check the nozzles, and determine whether cleaning has cleared the nozzles.