Taking care of your printer is important so that it can work for as long as possible. During normal use, rail guides can get dirty, nozzles can get clogged up, and these are just the two most common examples of why standard maintenance should take up some of your time while you are using the printer. There are also specific software-issued tasks that can help with printer maintenance, and make sure it is working at its peak efficacy. Today we will take a look at some of the things you can do to help your Canon printer work at its best.
Canon Printers Can Self-Clean
Most people using Canon printers are not even aware that their printer comes with advanced self-cleaning features. To check whether or not your printer has these features, consult the official Canon Printer User Manual. The process can be initiated from the driver setup window, where there is a special Maintenance tab to click on. Within, the Print Head Cleaning is visible, with options on which cartridge or ink group is supposed to be clean. Make sure that your printer is on and initiate the cleaning procedure. After a while, the printer will display a success message, letting you know that the cleaning process has been completed. If you have had dirty printouts, this might help you out a bit. There is also an additional option in some models, labeled as Deep Cleaning. In some printers, the Deep Cleaning feature has a physical button of its own, and it is a thorough clean of all printheads, but it lasts quite a bit longer.
Additionally, it is a good idea to perform regular maintenance cleaning tasks on the physical part of your printer, making sure that the cartridge guide rails are clear of ink and that the amount of dust both inside and on the outside is at a minimum. This will make sure your printer is not working in overload to compensate, ensuring it works at a load for which it was designed.
There are more cleaning options which we will cover in our upcoming article related to this subject. Check this space in a while, as we are working on preparing the article.