Cleaning Inside the Printer
To prevent smudges on the back side of the paper, perform bottom plate cleaning.
Also perform bottom plate cleaning if ink smudges caused by something other than print data appear on the
The procedure for performing bottom plate cleaning is as follows:
Bottom Plate Cleaning
1. Select Cleaning from the pop-up menu on the
2. Click the Bottom Plate Cleaning icon
The dialog opens.
3. Load paper in the printer
As instructed in the dialog, fold the A4 size or Letter size plain paper in half lengthwise, and then
unfold the sheet.
Load the paper into the rear tray in the landscape orientation with the crest of the crease facing down.
4. Perform the bottom plate cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and then click OK.
Bottom plate cleaning starts.
Canon IJ Printer Utility