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Cleaning Inside the Printer

Perform bottom plate cleaning before you execute duplex printing to prevent smudges on the back side of the paper.
Also perform bottom plate cleaning if ink smudges caused by something other than print data appear on the printed page.

Bottom Plate Cleaning

  1. Open Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool

  2. Click Bottom Plate Cleaning

    The Bottom Plate Cleaning dialog box opens.

  3. Load paper in the printer

    As instructed in the dialog box, fold the A4 size or Letter size plain paper in half horizontally, and then unfold the sheet.
    Load the paper into the rear tray in the portrait orientation with the crest of the crease facing down.

  4. Perform the bottom plate cleaning

    Make sure that the printer is on and then click Execute.
    Bottom plate cleaning starts.