Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern MP160

Article ID: ART153399 | Date published: 06/02/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Instructions for printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.


Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

The nozzle check pattern shows if each print head nozzle is operating properly.

  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and the LED displays a number.

  2. Open the paper output tray <1>.

  3. Confirm that the paper thickness lever <3> is set to the left.

    The above illustration shows the PIXMA MP150

  4. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF).

  5. Press the <Maintenance> button once to display [A].

  6. Press the Black or Color button. The machine prints a nozzle check pattern.

  7. Confirm the nozzle check pattern.

< 1 > The normal nozzle check pattern < 2 > The abnormal nozzle check pattern

< 3 > Some black ink lines are broken.

< 4 > White lines are present in the color ink pattern.

< 5 > black and color inks are not present.


  1. If the ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern is not printed correctly. If the ink level is low, replace the relevant FINE Cartridge.
  2. If the lines are broken (as indicated in item <3>) or white lines are present in the pattern (as indicated in item <4>), clean the FINE Cartridge.



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