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Cleaning Inside the Printer (Bottom Plate Cleaning)

Remove stains caused by ink from the inside of the printer. To prevent a printed paper from staining with ink, we recommend performing cleaning regularly.

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper*

* Be sure to use a new piece of paper.

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Prepare paper.

    1. Fold a single sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in half widthwise, then unfold the paper.

    2. Load only this sheet of paper on the rear tray with the open side facing you.

    3. Pull out the paper output tray and open the output tray extension.

  3. Press the Setup button.

    The (Setup) icon and "1" appear on the LCD.

  4. Press the + button until "9" appears on the LCD.

  5. Press the Black button or the Color button.

    The paper cleans the inside of the printer as it feeds through the printer.

    Check the folded parts of the ejected paper. If they are smudged with ink, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning again.


    • When performing Bottom Plate Cleaning again, be sure to use a new piece of paper.

If the problem is not resolved after performing cleaning again, the protrusions inside the printer may be stained. Wipe off any ink from the protrusions using a cotton swab or the like.


  • Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord before cleaning the printer. This can cause trouble with the printer.