Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern - G4210

Article ID: ART169333 | Date published: 01/11/2018 | Date last updated: 06/23/2022


This article explains how to print the nozzle check pattern for the PIXMA G4210 from its operation panel.


If your prints are not coming out properly (blank pages, incorrect colors, lines / streaks through prints), you can print a nozzle check pattern to see if any nozzles may be clogged.

 If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. If the remaining ink level is low, refill the ink tanks.

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 information registration screen appears on the LCD. Select A4 or Letter for Size: and Plain paper for Type: and then press the OK button.

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

  4. Press the Setup button, use the button to select Maintenance, and press the OK button.

  5. Use the   button to select Nozzle check and then press the OK 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.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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