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PIXMA iP2600

PIXMA iP2600

FAQ ID: 8100101500
Release date: 31-Jul-09


FAQ: Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

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


REFERENCE
The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink. Replace the FINE Cartridge if the remaining amount of ink is insufficient.
See [ Replacing FINE Cartridges ].

Windows

1. Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

2. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then extend the Output Tray Extension.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. See [ Paper Thickness Lever ].

3. Open the printer properties dialog box.

4. Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.

(1) Click the Maintenance tab.

(2) Click Nozzle Check.

(3) Confirm the displayed message and click Print Check Pattern.

The nozzle check pattern is printed. Do not open the Top Cover while printing.


REFERENCE
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before printing the pattern.

5. Check the nozzle check pattern you printed.

(1) If lines of this pattern are missing, the Black print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When lines are missing (Black ink)

(2) If these patterns have white streaks, the Color print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When white streaks appear (Color ink)

6. Take the appropriate action.

  • When cleaning is necessary : Click Cleaning, and then go to step 4-(3) of the Windows or Macintosh [ Print Head Cleaning ] procedure, depending on your platform.
  • When cleaning is not necessary : Click Exit or Quit on the Pattern Check dialog box to exit nozzle check pattern examination.

Macintosh

1. Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

2. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then extend the Output Tray Extension.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. See [ Paper Thickness Lever ].

3. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.

4. Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.

(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.

(2) Click Nozzle Check.

(3) Confirm the displayed message and click Print Check Pattern.

The nozzle check pattern is printed. Do not open the Top Cover while printing.


REFERENCE
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before printing the pattern.

5. Check the nozzle check pattern you printed.

(1) If lines of this pattern are missing, the Black print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When lines are missing (Black ink)

(2) If these patterns have white streaks, the Color print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When white streaks appear (Color ink)

6. Take the appropriate action.

  • When cleaning is necessary : Click Cleaning, and then go to step 4-(3) of the Windows or Macintosh [ Print Head Cleaning ] procedure, depending on your platform.
  • When cleaning is not necessary : Click Exit or Quit on the Pattern Check dialog box to exit nozzle check pattern examination.

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