Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern from a Windows PC - TR150

Article ID: ART176626 | Date published: 03/24/2020 | Date last updated: 03/26/2020


If you experience poor print quality (incorrect colors, streaked / banded prints, etc.), you can print a nozzle check pattern to confirm the print head condition.


Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern

The nozzle check function allows you to check whether the print head is working properly by printing a nozzle check pattern. Print the pattern if printing results are not satisfactory, or if a specific color fails to print.

Nozzle Check icon Nozzle Check

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Select Nozzle Check.

    Select Nozzle Check (outlined in red) in the IJ Printer Assistant Tool

    The Nozzle Check dialog box opens.

    Nozzle Check dialog box

    Select Initial Check Items to display the items that you need to check before printing the nozzle check pattern.

  3. Set the paper thickness lever (A) to the right, and load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

    Slide the paper thickness lever (A) to the right (shown in inset)

  4. Check that the printer is on and then select Print Check Pattern.
    Select OK when the confirmation message appears.
    The Pattern Check dialog box opens.

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

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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