Cleaning the Print Head from the Operation Panel - PRO-200

Article ID: ART178676 | Date published: 12/01/2020 | Date last updated: 12/01/2020


Learn how to clean the print head of the PIXMA PRO-200 from its operation panel. If you experience poor print quality (streaked / banded prints, incorrect colors, blank pages, etc.), cleaning the print head may help resolve the issue.


Clean the print head if lines are missing or if horizontal streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so clean the print head only when necessary.

You will need a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

  1. Check that printer is turned on.

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the top feed.

  3. Select Maintenance on the HOME screen.

    The Maintenance screen will appear.

  4. Select Print Head Cleaning.

    Figure: LCD

    The Print Head Cleaning screen will appear.

  5. Select Cleaning.

    Figure: LCD

    The Cleaning screen will appear.

  6. Select ink group to be cleaned.

    • All colors

    • Pattern 1: PC / M / Y / PM

    • Pattern 2: C / BK / LGY / GY

    The confirmation screen will appear.

  7. Select Yes.

    The printer starts cleaning the print head.

    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the print head. This takes about 1 minute.

    The pattern print confirmation screen will appear.

  8. Select Yes.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

  9. Examine the nozzle check pattern.

 If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the print head twice, clean the print head deeply.

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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