Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern - G4210

Article ID: ART169334 | Date published: 01/11/2018 | Date last updated: 06/23/2022


This article provides information on examining the nozzle check pattern of the PIXMA G4210. If you're experiencing poor print quality (streaked / banded prints, incorrect colors, blank pages, etc.), a nozzle check pattern will help you determine if the print head nozzles are clogged.


After printing a nozzle check pattern, examine it.  If the nozzle check has flaws as outlined below, clean the print head.

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

    If there are missing lines in the pattern (A):

    1. Good

    2. Bad (lines are missing)

If there are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B):

  1. Good

  2. Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)

If any color in the pattern (A) or the pattern (B) is not printed:

(Example: Magenta pattern is not printed)

If one of the above applies, cleaning the print head is required.

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