Cleaning the Print Head

Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or faint, or you notice light or dark bands across your printout, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.
You can clean the print head using the ink button on the printer or using the Head Cleaning utility on your computer. You can also run a nozzle check to see if the print head needs cleaning.
If the red ink light comes on or flashes, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.
If you don’t use your printer often it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.