clean the print head using a utility on your Windows or Mac
Load a few sheets of plain paper in the
Do one of the following:
Windows: Access the Windows Desktop and
right-click the icon for your product in the right
side of the Windows taskbar, or click the up arrow and right-click
Mac: 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
Cleaning. You see a window like this:
Click Start to begin the
cleaning cycle.The power light flashes throughout
the cleaning cycle and stays on when the cleaning cycle is
Never turn off the product or open the
front cover during a cleaning cycle or you may not be able to
When the cleaning cycle is finished, you can check to see
if the nozzles are clean; click Print
Nozzle Check Pattern and click Print.
Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the
Print head is clean
Print head needs
If there are
no gaps, click Finish.
If there are
gaps or the pattern is faint, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the
print head up to 4 times, wait at least 6 hours without printing or
longer if printing. Then try cleaning the print head again. If
quality still does not improve, contact Epson.