Checking the Nozzles Using a Computer Utility

You can check the print head nozzles using a utility on your Windows or Mac computer.
  1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Windows: Access the Windows Desktop and right-click the product icon in the Windows taskbar.
    • OS X: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
  3. Select Nozzle Check. You see a window like this:


  4. Click Print.
  5. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.

    Print head is clean



    Print head needs cleaning



  6. If there are no gaps, click Finish. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head up to 3 times, turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours. Then check the print head nozzles and try cleaning the print head again, if necessary. If quality still does not improve, contact Epson.
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