Do you ever wonder why we advise customers to do a head clean nozzle clean through their computers printer software? We give this advice because what this normally does is un-block any dried ink and cleans the printer heads within your printer. This should be done once or twice a month if you do not use your printer very often. This maintains your print quality and can prolong the life of your printer.
This usually solves the problem if the ink is not showing correctly on the page.
How can I do a Head Clean Nozzle clean?
This can be done through your printer software nearly all printers have this software program on their computer. This is usually found in the printer properties or under maintenance in your programs, it all depends on your printer model where it would be
By following the instructions when you click onto printer properties or maintenance your printer will automatically does a printer head clean. When this is done print a nozzle check pattern. If the ink is still not showing on the page or correctly sometimes you have to try this a few times.
What can I do if this does not work?
If the printer head is located in the cartridge if you remove the cartridge from the printer and sit the cartridge on some moist tissue making sure the bottom on the cartridge (where the ink comes out from) is in contact with the tissue.
Leave the cartridge sitting on the tissue for 15 minutes, and then re-insert the cartridge back in to the printer. This should soften any blocked ink.
If the Printer head is located in your printer there are a couple of things you can try.
(Only try the following if you are confident doing this to your printer)
By using isopropyl alcohol putting 7 to 10 drops in the ink where the ink flows from the cartridge to the head. You can also leave it for a few hours or overnight before repeating the head clean nozzle clean.
Cleaning cartridges are available. These are just what they sound like cartridges that fit into your printer just like a normal cartridge. They help to unblock the printer head without getting your hands dirty
There are also printer head cleaning kits available on the market. If you follow the instructions carefully, this can also be successful in unblocking the printer heads.
If you are still having a problem with printing the cartridge may be faulty. If you have another cartridge please try this to rule this out.
If still unsuccessful you may want to consult a service technician to repair your printer head, if you have a damaged print head or your print head failed no amount of any cleaning solution will fix a damaged print head.