Printing and Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern - TS3720

Article ID: ART184652 | Date published: 04/01/2024 | Date last updated: 04/03/2024


This article will show you how to print the nozzle check pattern from the operation panel of the PIXMA TS3720.


Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzle.

 If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern won't be printed correctly. Replace the ink cartridge whose ink is low.

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

  1. Make sure that the printer is powered on.

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray.

  3. Press the Setup  button until 1 appears on the LCD.

  4. Press the Black button or the Color button.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    Don't perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.

  5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary.

  1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern A or horizontal white streaks in the pattern B.

    Example of nozzle check pattern

    If there are missing lines in the pattern A:

    Example of lines missing (D)

    • C: Good

    • D: Bad (lines are missing)

    If there are horizontal white streaks in the pattern B:

    Example of streaks in pattern (F)

    • E: Good

    • F: Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)

    If any color in the pattern A or the pattern B is not printed:

    Example of magenta not printed (Example: Magenta pattern is not printed)

    If one of the above has occurred, cleaning the print head is required.

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