Print a Nozzle Check Pattern from a Windows PC - G2270

Article ID: ART181333 | Date published: 02/01/2023 | Date last updated: 02/08/2023


Learn how to print a nozzle check pattern for the PIXMA G2270 from a Windows PC. If you're experiencing poor print quality (streaked / banded prints, incorrect colors, blank pages, etc.), a nozzle check will show if any 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 results are not satisfactory, or if a specific color fails to print.

Nozzle Check icon Nozzle Check

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Click Nozzle Check.

    The Nozzle Check dialog box opens.

    Click Initial Check Items to display the items that you need to check before printing the Nozzle Check pattern.

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

  4. Check that the printer is on and then click Print Check Pattern.
    The Nozzle Check pattern will be printed.

    Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
    The Pattern Check dialog box opens.

  5. Check the print result. If the print result is normal, click Exit.

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