Checking the print quality
If faded or streaked colours and text appear
on your output, some of the nozzles may be
clogged. You can check this by printing the
Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the
nozzle check pattern.
Press Ink Management.
Press a or b to choose Test Print.
Press a or b to choose
Press Colour Start.
The machine begins printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet.
Check the quality of the four colour
blocks on the sheet.
Do one of the following:
If all lines are clear and visible, press
+ to choose Yes, and go to step j.
If you can see missing short lines as
shown below, press - to choose No.
The LCD asks you if the print quality is
OK for black and the three colours.
Press + (Yes) or - (No).
The LCD asks you if you want to start
Press + (Yes).
The machine starts cleaning the print
After cleaning is finished, press
The machine starts printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet again and then
returns to step e.
If you repeat this procedure at least five
times and the print quality is still poor,
replace the ink cartridge for the clogged
After replacing the ink cartridge, check
the print quality. If the problem still
exists, repeat the cleaning and test print
procedures at least five times for the
new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing,
call your Brother dealer.
DO NOT touch the print head. Touching
the print head may cause permanent
damage and may void the print head's
When a print head
nozzle is clogged
sample looks like
After the print
head nozzle is