Cleaning the Print Head from a Mac - G2260 / G3260

Article ID: ART178892 | Date published: 01/05/2021 | Date last updated: 01/05/2021
 

Description

Learn how to clean or deeply clean the print head of the PIXMA G2260 / G3260 from a Mac. You can also perform an ink flush. If you're experiencing poor print quality (streaked / banded prints, incorrect colors, blank pages, etc.), cleaning the print head may resolve the problem.

Solution

Cleaning the Print Heads

The print head cleaning and deep cleaning functions allow you to clear up clogged print head nozzles. Perform a print head cleaning if printing results are not satisfactory or if a specific color fails to print, even though there is enough ink.

If the situation doesn't improve even after performing a deep cleaning, perform an ink flush.

Cleaning

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Click Cleaning.

    Before performing a cleaning, check that the printer power is on.
    Also, make sure that there is enough ink left in the printer. Then, if necessary, perform a cleaning.

  3. Click Yes.

    Print head Cleaning starts.

    Next, the message for Nozzle Check pattern printing is displayed.

  4. To check whether the print quality has improved, click Yes. To cancel the check process, click No.

    If cleaning the head once does not resolve the print head problem, clean it once more.

 Cleaning consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning the print head frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Perform a cleaning only when necessary.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is more thorough than a standard c leaning. Perform Deep Cleaning when two Cleaning attempts do not resolve the print head problem.

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Click Deep Cleaning.

    Before performing a deep cleaning, check that the printer power is on.
    Also, make sure that there is enough ink left in the printer. Then, if necessary, perform a cleaning

  3. Click Yes.

    Print head Deep Cleaning starts.

    Next, the message for Nozzle Check pattern printing is displayed.

  4. To check whether the print quality has improved, click Yes. To cancel the check process, click No.

 Deep cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than a standard cleaningCleaning the print head frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Perform a deep cleaning only when necessary.

 If print results do not improve even after performing Deep Cleaning, turn off the power, wait 24 hours without pulling out the power plug, and then perform Deep Cleaning again. If print results still do not improve, perform an ink flush. Note that an ink flush uses a large volume of ink.

Ink Flush

Perform an ink flush if the print results do not improve even after Deep Cleaning is performed.

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Click Ink Flush.

    Select the ink group requiring an ink flush.
    Before performing an ink flush, check that the printer power is on.
    Also, make sure that there is enough ink left in the printer. Then, if necessary, perform an ink flush.

  3. Click Yes.

    The ink flush starts.

    Next, the message for Nozzle Check pattern printing is displayed.

  4. To check whether the print quality has improved, click Yes. To cancel the check process, click No.

 An ink flush consumes an extremely large amount of ink. Performing an Ink flush frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Perform an ink flush only when necessary.

 If an ink flush is run when the remaining ink level is insufficient, it may cause a failure.

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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