Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern from a Mac - TR150

Article ID: ART176627 | Date published: 03/24/2020 | Date last updated: 03/26/2020


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


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

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Select Nozzle Check.

    The confirmation message appears.
    Before printing the nozzle check pattern, check the following items:

    Check whether the printer is on and open the printer's cover.
    Check the following items for each ink. Then, if necessary, print a nozzle check.

    • Is there ink remaining in the tank?

    • Did you push in the ink tank completely until you heard a clicking sound?

    • If the orange tape is there, has it been peeled off completely?
      Any remaining tape will hinder ink output.

    • Did you install the ink tanks in their correct positions?

  3. Load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

  4. Select Yes.
    Printing of the nozzle check pattern begins.

  5. When the dialog opens, check the print result. If the print result is normal, select All A.

    If the print result is smudged or if there are any unprinted sections, select Also B 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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