Checking and Cleaning the Print Head (continued)
Manually Checking and Cleaning the
Make sure paper is loaded.
until TEST PRINT is selected, then press .
NOZZLE CHECK is selected.
Press , then press OK to start printing the nozzle
If any dots or segments are missing or deﬂ ected, run a
cleaning cycle as described below.
until MAINTENANCE is selected, then
until CLEANING is selected, then press .
Aligning the Print Head
If your prints look grainy or blurry, or you see
misregistration or "ghosting," you need to align the
Make sure the printer is turned on. Load Epson
Enhanced Matte paper. (You can also use Epson
Doubleweight Matte or Ultra Premium Photo Paper
button until HEAD ALIGNMENT
is highlighted. Then press .
and choose the type of paper you loaded.
Then press OK.
to highlight ALIGNMENT.
to highlight AUTO, then press
UNI-D (uni-directional) is highlighted. This is the
type of alignment to start with.
Select one of the following, then press :
NORMAL CLEANING—Press OK to start the
CLEAN COLOR PAIRS—Press , select the color
pair you want to clean, then press OK to start the
POWER CLEANING—Press OK to start the
cleaning cycle. Use only if the normal cleaning process
is not sufﬁ cient to clear the nozzles.
When cleaning is ﬁ nished, print the nozzle check
again to conﬁ rm that the head is clean.
Press , then press OK to start the alignment process.
Each head alignment takes about 7 minutes.
turn off the printer during the alignment process.
When the uni-directional alignment is ﬁ nished, press
then select ALIGNMENT.
Select BI-D ALL, then press OK again to start the
When done, press the
Make sure you don't open the front cover or
Menu button, select HEAD ALIGNMENT,