Epson Printer Driver Cleaner Install Update
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Head Cleaning utility Using the control panel buttons If you find that the printed image is unexpectedly faint or dots in the printed image are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software, or from the printer itself by using the printer's control panel buttons. Print head cleaning consumes some ink.
To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines; for example, if the printout is blurry or the color is incorrect or missing. Use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned.
When the ink out light is flashing or on, you cannot clean the print head. You must replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. Do not start the Head Cleaning or Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred.
Using the Head Cleaning utility Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility. For Windows users Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility. You need to replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. Access the printer software. For instructions, see Accessing the printer software.
Click the Utility tab and click the Head Cleaning button. Follow the on-screen instructions. Doing so may damage the printer. Below are nozzle check patterns:. If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. If print quality hasn't improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off and leave it alone overnight.
Then do the nozzle check again, and repeat the head cleaning if necessary. If the print quality still has not improved, some of the ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. To maintain print quality, we recommend printing a few pages at least once every month. For Macintosh users Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.
Use the check pattern to confirm that the head is clean. If print quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off and leave it alone overnight. If the print quality still has not improved, some of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced.
To replace an ink cartridge, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. Using the control panel buttons Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the control panel buttons.
If the ink out light is flashing or on, do not clean the print head. Cleaning the print head will start the ink cartridge replacement process. If you do not intend to replace an ink cartridge, press the ink button again to return the print head to its home position.
How to Clean the Print Head of an Epson Printer
First, do you have Epson's driver installed, or did Win 10 install a driver for you? If you're not sure, it's probably the latter. You'll need Epson's own driver to get the full features. If you don't have Epson's driver installed, go to their website and download the latest driver. Once you have it installed, do a search for "Devices and Printers" and click it once it comes up.
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When the print quality of the Epson printer your business relies on diminishes, dirty print heads may be to blame. The print heads are responsible for transferring the ink to the paper. Over time, dried ink may clog the print heads, resulting in light or dark bands appearing across the documents your print. Cleaning the print heads can clear these clogs and restore proper ink flow. Turn on the printer and confirm that no print jobs are printing. If the ink light on the front of the printer is flashing then you must replace a cartridge before you can continue. These options may vary slightly depending on the version of Epson software installed on your computer. Wait for the head cleaning process to complete. This process may take several minutes. Turning off the printer during the cleaning process may permanently damage the device.