Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern - TS3120 / TS3122

Article ID: ART167883 | Date published: 06/20/2017 | Date last updated: 04/16/2019


This article explains how to print a nozzle check pattern from your PIXMA TS3120 / TS3122.



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 FINE cartridge 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 on the rear tray.

    After loading paper on the rear tray, the Paper status and the current paper size flash on the LCD. Press the Paper Select button to select "A4" or "LTR", and press the OK button.

  3. Pull out the paper output tray and the output tray extension.

  4. Press the Setup  button until "1" appears on the LCD.

  5. Press the Black button or the Color button.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.

  6. Examine the nozzle check pattern.


PIXMA TS3120 / TS3122 Page

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