Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern from a Mac - PRO-200

Article ID: ART178682 | Date published: 12/01/2020 | Date last updated: 12/02/2020


Learn how to print a nozzle check pattern from the PIXMA PRO-200 with a Mac. If you're experiencing poor print quality (banded / streaked prints, incorrect colors, blank pages, etc.), a nozzle check will help you determine if the print head nozzles are clogged.


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 becomes faint, or if a specific color fails to print.

Nozzle Check

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Click 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, perform 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 plain paper into the top feed.

  4. Click Yes.

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

    If the print result is smudged or if there are any unprinted sections, click 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.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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