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The Inkjet Printer Nozzle Check

What Is A Nozzle Check?
A printer nozzle check is a test for clogged inkjet nozzles. A complete nozzle check indicates that that your printer has correct ink flow.
An incomplete nozzle check indicates that your printers' inkflow is not as it should be and action needs to be taken.

Why Is A Printer Nozzle Check So Important?
An incomplete nozzle check can lead to incorrect color, banding and a general lack of quality.
Printing a nozzle check immediately when an issue is identified can save time and wasted materials as a printed nozzle check can be used to select the correct cleaning method. Over-cleaning or incorrect cleaning methods a can result in further issues.

How Do I Print A Nozzle Check?
A nozzle check is printed through the Utility section in the printer driver for most printers but the technique does differ depending on if you are using a Mac or PC.
A nozzle check can often be printed straight from a printers LCD screen if they have one.

Click here to view full instructions on how to print a nozzle check using a Mac and PC

In the main, you can print a nozzle check in two ways:

1) Through Your Operating System
- If you are using a PC, access the Windows Desktop and right-click the product icon in the Windows taskbar.
- Using a Mac, select System Preferences from the Apple logo on the top left of your screen. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners and then select your printer. Then its Options and Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility to print the Nozzle check.

2) Through the LCD Panel (if your printer has one):
- Press the "Home" button then the "setup button"
- Select "Maintenance" and then "Print Head Nozzle Check".

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When Should I Print A Nozzle Check?
We recommend you print a nozzle check before each printing session and as soon as you notice any printing issue (banding, lack of detail / quality for example).
In periods of non use, we also recommend you print a nozzle check at least every three days. The action of turning the printer on, printing a nozzle check and then turning off keeps the ink flowing through the print head with the result of a complete nozzle check confirming that your printer has correct ink flow.





DESKTOP PRINTERS:

Epson SureColor P800, P600 and R3000:

Perfect Epson Printer Nozzle Check for These Printers

Incomplete Epson Printer Nozzle Check For These Printers

Ink colors left to right:
Yellow, Light Vivid Magenta, Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Cyan, Light Light Black, Light Black, Matte / Photo Black




Epson Stylus Photo R2880 / R2400:


Perfect Epson R2400 / R2880 Printer Nozzle Check

Incomplete Epson R2400 / R2880 Printer Nozzle Check



Ink colors left to right:

Light Light Black, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Cyan, Light Black, Matte / Photo Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow



Epson Artisan 1430 / 50 / Stylus Photo P50 / 1400 / 1500w:


Perfect Printer Nozzle Check
This is the nozzle check should look like

Incomplete Epson Printer Nozzle Check For These Printers


Ink colors left to right:
Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Magenta, Cyan


Epson SureColor P400 / Stylus Photo R2000 and R1900:


Perfect Epson P400/R2000/R1900 Printer Nozzle Check
This is what an P400/R2000/R1900 nozzle check should look like

Example of an incomplete P400/R1900/R2000 Printer Nozzle Check

 


 

Ink colors left to right: Yellow, Magenta, Matte Black, Red, Orange, Photo Black, Cyan and the Gloss Optimizer checker board pattern on the next line

 


Epson Stylus Photo R1800 and R800:


Perfect Epson R800/R1800 Printer Nozzle Check
This is what an R800/R1800 nozzle check should look like

Example of an incomplete R1800/R800 Printer Nozzle Check

 

Ink colors left to right: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Matte Black, Photo Black, Red, Blue and the Gloss Optimizer checker board pattern on the next line

 


Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / 2100:


Perfect Epson 2200/2100 Nozzle Check
This is what the Epson 2200/2100 nozzle check should look like

Incomplete Epson 2200/2100 Printer Nozzle Check

 

Ink colors left to right: Photo Black/Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black

 




LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS:

Epson Pro 9800, 7800 and 4800:

Perfect Epson 9800/7800/4800 Printer Nozzle Check

Incomplete Epson 9800/7800/4800 Printer Nozzle Check


Ink colors left to right:
Light Light Black, Light Magenta, Light Cyan, Light Black, Matte / Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow



Epson Pro 3880 and 3800

Perfect Epson Pro 3880/3800 Printer Nozzle Check
This is what a 3800 nozzle check should look like

Incomplete Epson Pro 3880/3800 Printer Nozzle Check

 

Ink colors left to right: Matte / Photo Black, Light Black, Light Light Black, Cyan, Magenta, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Yellow

 


When you experience a persistant incomplete nozzle check, the Magic Bullet cleaning fluid is capable of clearing the most stubborn of blockages. The strong vapor from the magic bullet fluid breaks down the dried ink and the action of printing the purge files clears away the softened ink residues resulting in an unclogged printer head.

We have thirteen maintenance videos for all wide format and desktop Epson printers. These videos are also applicable to most Canon inkjet printers.


Find the correct video(s) for your Printer:
  All Epson Wide Format
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  Epson Pro 3800 and 3880
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  Epson R3000 and SureColor P600
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  All other Epson Desktop Printers
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MAGIC BULLET PRINT HEAD CLEANER:

  • As used by Printer Technicians
  • Video will teach you 7 professional cleaning techniques!
  • Also included - Purge Files for all printers and all colors!


We know how frustrating it is when you start printing an important batch of prints and you are let down by your inkjet printer. A printer that seldom lets you down is very much like a motor car, it needs an occasional service (a little bit of maintenance). This maintenance can be a few easy checks and cleans that will not only preserve your printer but will make it functioning almost “as new”! Regular maintenance of a printer can extend the life of your printer by years, therefore cost you in lost time, customers and ultimately profits.

We would like to share with you 8 printer maintenance videos all packed with handy tips and tricks that you can easily employ. We hope you enjoy and don’t forget to tell your friends all about MarruttUSA’s printer maintenance videos! Included in the video is purge files for all printers and colors.

In all of our videos there is a star performer! As good as our printer technician is, it is not him! The star is Magic Bullet Printhead Unblocker!

Customer Comments:
"MAGIC BULLET IS AWESOME!! My first pass with the cloth (Bounty papertowel) was completely black. It took almost an entire roll to completely clean my print heads but when done, my printer was functioning like brand new. You saved me more than $100 which was twice the cost of the printer itself (on sale). Thank you soooo much! I use my Epson 610 Workforce daily and now I have the tool to keep it running great. Thank you, Thank you!"

Sharon Kerins-Noll


How to Unblock your Wide format Printer Head


Video Description

If your wide format printer nozzle check shows interruptions in the same place each time, it is likely that either paper dust or some foreign material has found its way underneath your print head, and has combined with your inkjet ink to form a hard area of dried ink, which is refusing to be shifted.

John demonstrates how to clean the underside of your printers print head using Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. You will need a J Cloth Pad, Scissors, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:

Customer Comments:
"Hi guys, just a quick line to say a very big thank you for all your help today. Your patience and undoubted expertise in helping me achieve a clear set of print heads on my Epson 2880 with the Magic Bullet Fluid, shows excellent Customer Service is not something I'd come to believe dead and buried in today's world. Cheers!"

Kevin Smith, Nevada

Further Wide format Cleaning videos:

General wide format fault-finding

Cleaning your wiper blade, capping station & spit pad



How to Unblock your Epson Pro 3800 and 3880

Video Description

How to Clean an Epson 3880 / 3800 Printer's Print Head
If your nozzle check is missing in the same place every time, it is likely that paper dust has traveled up under the head, and has dried the ink. Good quality inkjet ink is not air drying, and needs the inkjet paper coating to dry the ink - paper dust will do just as well! To clear this blockage, John demonstrates how to clean the underside of your printers print head using Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. You will need a J Cloth Pad and Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:



Video Description

How to clean your Epson Pro 3800 / 3880 Pump Cap and Wiper Blade
If you have a smear or indistinct nozzle check print out, it could be that your wiper blade is not evenly cleaning the underside of your print head. John demonstrates how to clean your printers wiper blade using Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. You will need a J Cloth Pad, Scissors, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:

Customer Comments:
"Hi guys, just a quick line to say a very big thank you for all your help today. Your patience and undoubted expertise in helping me achieve a clear set of print heads on my Epson 2880 with the Magic Bullet Fluid, shows excellent Customer Service is not something I'd come to believe dead and buried in today's world. Cheers!"

Kevin Smith, Nevada


How to Unblock your Epson R3000 & SureColor P600

Video Description

How to Clean an Epson R3000 & SureColor P600 Printers Print Head
If your nozzle check is missing in the same place every time, it is likely that paper dust has traveled up under the head, and has dried the ink. Good quality inkjet ink is not air drying, and needs the inkjet paper coating to dry the ink - paper dust will do just as well! To clear this blockage, John demonstrates how to clean the underside of your printerís print head using Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. You will need a J Cloth Pad, Scissors, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:

Customer Comments:
"My Magic Bullet Kit arrived yesterday and I have serviced my printer which was failing to print black with colors very poor. Printer is now printing like new having cleaned the jets. Excellent product well worth the money! Thank you very Much!"

Graham Kennedy, NY


Video Description

How to Drill out Epson Inkjet Spigots with Micro Drill
Often the simple reason that you lose a complete color channel on your inkjet printer is because the inkjet spigot that pierces the ink cartridge is blocked. Simply drill out the affected spigot with the correct size Micro Drill - purchase below...
This video illustrates this solution using an Epson R3000 printer.



Video 1 - Unblock Printer Heads

Video Description

This video demonstrates how to unblock a blocked printer head. A blocked printer head is when Ink dries on a print head, usually with a mixture of ink and paper dust. Do not run multiple cleans as this in fact makes it worse, as even more ink dries out and wastes ink!

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker
Magic Bullet breaks ink particles down.
Directions as shown in video -
1 - Remove Cartridges and Power Cable
2 - Place a paper towel under head
3 - Use syringe to insert Magic Bullet into ink exit ports
4 - Replace Cartridges - Perform Nozzle Check

Customer Comments:
"Just wanted to tell you that I found your website, and followed instructions to clean the print head of my 3800. It took about four days of soaking. I then ran a purge sheet, as only the matte black nozzle was totally clogged. Eureka, purge sheet printed, and the nozzle check was perfect. I was sure this printer was destined for the dump. Saved me some money, thanks."

Janet Smith, AL


Video 2 - How to Clean your Printers Head

Video Description

A printer can sometimes become blocked under the head. This video shows you how to solve this

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker
Magic Bullet breaks ink particles down.
Directions as shown in video -
1 - Cut a cloth approx 50mm x 300mm
2 - Mover carriage across, place the cloth under head
3 - Lay cloth on platen, pull head across
4 - Draw Magic Bullet, apply on each side of cloth
5 - Pull the cloth back and forth for 10 seconds
6 - Repeat process until perfect Nozzle Check

Customer Comments:
"I have just bought and used the Magic Bullet had cleaner from you. After having a major head clog, I was watching the ink $ go down while constantly doing head cleans, then I saw your section on the Magic Bullet. After 2 X 24 hour sessions with the Magic Bullet I now have a perfectly running 4800!"

Andy Crouch, Atlanta


Video 3 - How to Clean your Printers Pump Cap

Video Description

An essential piece of maintenance that is often forgotten on a printer is cleaning the pump cap. The pump cap is crucial in the general operation of a healthy inkjet printer. This video shows you how to clean the pump cap

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker

Directions as shown in video -
1 - Pump cap has 2 sections. Felt and Surround
2 - Draw 1ml of Magic Bullet, squirt onto Felt
3 - Allow Magic Bullet to soak for 10 seconds
4 - Gently dry with towel
5 - Soak cotton buds with Magic Bullet
6 - Clean Surround

Customer Comments:
"All 8 print heads on my Epson 7800 wide format printer were completely clogged. Epson customer support said a service technician would have to be sent to my home at a minimum of $275 to repair. I purchased Magic Bullet after watching this video and after soaking for 2 overnights, my printer heads are unclogged and working perfectly. Thank you SO MUCH for providing this information. You are the absolute best!! I just printed a 62" x 24" canvas print and it is perfect. "

mrhdiver , via YouTube


Video 4 - How to Clean your Printers Wiper Blade

Video Description

The wiper blade wipes under the side of the print head and often gets ink dry on it. A perfectly clean wiper blade is essential in the running of a reliable printer. This video shows you how to clean the wiper blade

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker

Directions as shown in video -
1 - With a flat screw-driver push to back of printer
2 - Soak cotton bud with Magic Bullet
3 - Wipe cotton bud either side of wiper blade
4 - If lots of dry ink wipe with screwdriver
5 - Lubricate with Magic Bullet
6 - Don't forget to place wiper blade back!

Customer Comments:
"The product arrived in today's mail - and I used it, and my printer is now printing light magenta again!!!. I am so thrilled, you have no idea. I thought my printer was a goner for sure. Thank you so very much!"

Signed, Very Happy Customer, Deb Booth, DifferentLightStudio.com


Video 5 - How to Clean your Printers Spit Pad

Video Description

The spit pad on a printer enables the head to clear ink after printing. A clean spit pad (sometimes known as a parking pad) in essential in the running of a reliable printer. This video shows you how to clean the spit pad.

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker

Directions as shown in video -
1 - Syringe 1/2ml of Magic Bullet onto spit pad
2 - Allow to soak for 30 seconds
3 - Dry with towel, do not touch film strip!
4 - Repeat 2 or 3 times
5 - Spit pad should be allowing head to clear itself

Customer Comments:
"All 8 print heads on my Epson 7800 wide format printer were completely clogged. Epson customer support said a service technician would have to be sent to my home at a minimum of $275 to repair. I purchased Magic Bullet after watching this video and after soaking for 2 overnights, my printer heads are unclogged and working perfectly. Thank you SO MUCH for providing this information. You are the absolute best!! I just printed a 62" x 24" canvas print and it is perfect. "

mrhdiver , via YouTube


Video 6 - How to Clean your Printers Spigots

Video Description

The spigots on a printer often get ignored when cleaning a printer. This video shows you how to clean the spigots and get a perfect air tight seal between your printer and cartridge.

Magic Bullet Printhead Un-Blocker

Directions as shown in video -
1 - press ink change button, remover power cord
2 - Remove CIS, cartridges or refill cartridges
3 - Move carriage up
4 - Soak cotton bud, clean around spigots
5 - This clean will help enable a reliable nozzle check

Customer Comments:
"MAGIC BULLET IS AWESOME!! My first pass with the cloth (Bounty papertowel) was completely black. It took almost an entire roll to completely clean my print heads but when done, my printer was functioning like brand new. You saved me more than $100 which was twice the cost of the printer itself (on sale). Thank you soooo much! I use my Epson 610 Workforce daily and now I have the tool to keep it running great. Thank you, Thank you!"

Sharon Kerins-Noll