June 19, 2009, Newsletter Issue #171: Manual Inkjet Cartridge Cleaning

Tip of the Week

One way to ensure you have streak-free prints is by doing a manual inkjet cartridge cleaning. Dust and debris can accumulate on nozzles, causing poor performance with your inkjet cartridge. If you want to find out how to do a manual inkjet cartridge cleaning, read on. (Always double-check with the manufacturer of your printer, as instructions may vary.)

You’ll need the following:
Distilled waterCotton SwabsPaper Towels
Start by opening the printer door. Press and hold the button that moves the cartridge head to the left side of the printer.Lift up the cover of the printer head assembly.Remove the inkjet cartridge and place it on the paper towel with the nozzle face up.Lightly moisten the cotton swab with distilled water. Use gentle strokes to wipe the nozzle of the inkjet cartridge.Repeat cleaning with each inkjet cartridge until you find no more ink or dust residue.

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