Print a Nozzle Check Pattern from a Windows PC - TC-20 / TC-20M
Article ID: ART181213 | Date published: 01/17/2023 | Date last updated: 04/18/2023


Learn how to print the nozzle check pattern for the imagePROGRAF TC-20 / TC-20M from a Windows PC.


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.

The procedure for printing a nozzle check pattern is as follows:

Nozzle Check Pattern icon Print Nozzle Check Pattern

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. Load a roll of paper or sheets of paper in the printer.

  3. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern on the Utility tab.

  4. Select the paper source from the displayed dialog box.

  5. Make sure that the printer is on and click OK.
    Printing of the nozzle check pattern begins.

    Click OK when the confirmation message appears.

  6. Check the print results.

    Example of nozzle check pattern

    (A) As long as the horizontal lines are in line, and not missing, the nozzle is working normally.
    (B) Where the horizontal lines are not in line or are missing, the color nozzle is blocked.

     From the nozzle check pattern printing results, if it becomes patchy or there are areas that cannot be printed, use Print Head Cleaning to clean the print heads.
    Once cleaning is complete, print the nozzle check pattern again and check the results.

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