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Using The Head Cleaning Utility; Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern; Using The Control Panel - Epson Stylus Photo 1200 Manual

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EPSON Stylus Photo 1200

Using the Head Cleaning Utility

Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
both the B black and A color ink out lights are off.
2. Start an application and open a document.
3. Access the printer settings dialog box.
4. Click the
tab (Windows) or the
Utility
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
5. Click the
Head Cleaning
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes a little over a minute, during which
the printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
When the Ppower light stops flashing, run a nozzle check
to test the results and reset the cleaning cycle.
Never turn off the printer while the
flashing, unless the printer hasn't moved or made
any noise for more than 5 minutes.
7. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click
(Windows) or
nozzle check pattern
(Macintosh). Then click
prints on your printer; see "Examining the Nozzle Check
Pattern" on this page for details.
8. If the nozzle check pattern is filled in completely, click
.
Finish
If the pattern is missing dots, click
you don't see any improvement in the print quality after
cleaning two or three times, check the solutions in your
printer documentation.

Using the Control Panel

Follow these steps to clean the print head:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
both the B black and A color ink out lights are off.
2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three
seconds. Cleaning takes a little over a minute, during which
the printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
3. After the P power light stops flashing, print a page to test
the print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
Never turn off the printer while the
flashing, unless the printer hasn't moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
If you're connected directly to the printer, run a nozzle
check. Go to step 4. (If you don't have access to the printer
software, you can print a nozzle check pattern using the
steps in "Testing the Printer" on page 6.)
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Utility icon
icon.
P
power light is
Print
Confirmation
. The nozzle check pattern
Next
to clean again. If
Clean
P
power light is
If you're printing over a network, open an application and
print a document containing black and color data. Then go
to step 8.
4. Start an application, open a document, and access the
printer settings dialog box.
5. Click the
tab (Windows) or the
Utility
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer, click the
icon, and click
Check
prints on the printer; see "Examining the Nozzle Check
Pattern" below for details.
7. If the nozzle check pattern is filled in completely, click
. If the pattern is missing dots, click
Finish
again.
8. If you don't see any improvement in the print quality after
cleaning two or three times, check the solutions in your
printer documentation.

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look
something like this:
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you're done. If any dots are missing, as shown
below, clean the print head again; see "Cleaning the Print
Head" on page 9 for instructions.
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Utility icon
. The nozzle check pattern
Next
Clean
missing dots
Nozzle
to clean

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