Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern - MP560
Article ID: ART133223 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern - MP560

Solution

Checking the Print Head Nozzles

The nozzle check function allows you to check whether the print heads are working properly by printing a nozzle check pattern. Print the pattern if printing becomes faint, or if a specific color fails to print.

The procedure for printing a nozzle check pattern is as follows:

Nozzle Check

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Click Nozzle Check on the Maintenance tab

    The Nozzle Check dialog box opens.
    To display a list of items that you should check before printing the check pattern, click Initial Check Items.

  3. Load paper in the machine

    Load a sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the cassette.

  4. Print a nozzle check pattern

    Make sure that the machine is on and click Print Check Pattern.
    The nozzle check pattern is printed.

    Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
    The Pattern Check dialog box opens.

  5. Check the print result

    Check the print result. When the print result is normal, click Exit.
    If the print result is smudged or if there are any unprinted sections, click Cleaning to clean the print head.

 

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the Print Head if necessary.

 

  1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (1) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2).

(A) No missing lines/No horizontal white streaks

(B) Lines are missing/Horizontal white streaks are present

  1. Select the pattern that is closer to the printed nozzle check pattern on the confirmation screen.

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For (A) (no missing lines or no horizontal white streaks) in (1) and (2):

(1) Select All A and press the OK button.

The cleaning is not required.

(2) Confirm the message and press the OK button.

The screen will return to the Maintenance screen.

note Note

 Press the HOME button to exit the Settings menu and display the HOME screen.

 

For (B) (lines are missing or horizontal white streaks are present) in (1) or (2), or in (1) and (2):

(1) Select Also B and press the OK button.

Clean the Print Head. The cleaning confirmation screen will appear.

(2) Select Yes and press the OK button.

The machine starts cleaning the Print Head.

See Cleaning the Print Head.

 

Cleaning the Print Head

Clean the Print Head if lines are missing or if horizontal white streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the Print Head consumes ink, so clean the Print Head only when necessary.

 

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

 

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  1. Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the Cassette.

  1. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

  1. Clean the Print Head.

(1) Select Settings on the HOME screen, and press the OK button.

The Settings screen will appear.

(2) Select Maintenance , and press the OK button.

The Maintenance screen will appear.

(3) Select Cleaning, and press the OK button.

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The confirmation screen will appear.

(4) Select Yes, and press the OK button.

The machine starts cleaning the Print Head.

Do not perform any other operations until the machine completes the cleaning of the Print Head. This takes about 1 minute 30 seconds.

The pattern print confirmation screen will appear.

(5) Select Yes, and press the OK button.

The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

  1. Examine the nozzle check pattern.

 

note Note

 Press the HOME button to exit the Settings menu and display the HOME screen.

 If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Print Head twice, clean the Print Head deeply.

 

 

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