If you find that the quality of your prints is degrading, there is something perhaps wrong with the printer nozzle. You might notice that the printouts are exceptionally faint or some dots in print are missing. Not only that, you might find that you get horizontal or vertical lines missing from the print. To take care of this problem, you will need to check the print head nozzles.
There are two ways to clean the nozzle on Epson printers. First is by using the Nozzle check utility which can be found in the printer software. The other one is by using the control panel buttons that are located on the printer itself. Let’s look at both these options for how to clean nozzle on Epson printer.
Using the nozzle check utility
Make sure that your printer is turned on and connected to your system.
Next, you will need to open the software that came with the installation driver. It can be found from the Start Menu under All programs. Run that software and open the “Utility” tab.
Make sure that you have at least one paper in the feeder tray before proceeding. On the utility tab, you will find the “Nozzle check” button. Click that button and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The printer will probably print a random test page for removing any dried ink or blocked cartridges in the nozzle.
Using the Control panel buttons
You can also do a nozzle check just by using the control panel buttons on the device.
First, turn off your printer, to begin with. Make sure that you have at least one paper in the input feeder so that the system can use that paper for cleaning the nozzle.
Turn the printer on. Next, hold down the paper button along with the power button. Hold this for a few seconds and then release the power button only. Now, the nozzle check function will start in a few seconds. When that happens, let go of the paper button as well.
If the nozzle page check prints a right page, you are good to go. If not, there is a problem with the printer. The reason for it could be a clogged ink nozzle or a printer head that is misaligned.
If you still do not get good prints from your printer, you will need to call customer support and printer solution to help you.