How to Print A Nozzle Check Pattern on Canon TS705 Printer

If you’re having problems with the quality of your printing, a good place to start is by carrying out a nozzle check. When printers are unused for long periods of time (especially if you’re edible printing) this can cause problems with your printhead. Running a nozzle check will help to establish whether any of the nozzles are blocked.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

Please note: If the remaining ink level is low in any of your cartridges, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace/ fill the ink cartridge whose ink is low.

  1. Make sure that the power on your Canon TS705 printer is turned on.
  2. Load a sheet of A4 plain paper in the rear tray (if you’re edible printing don’t waste your icing sheets, using normal copier paper is fine for this task and won’t cause any damage).
  3. Press the Setup button on the LCD display panel, use the arrow buttons to select maintenance and press OK
  4. Use the arrow button to select nozzle check and press OK
  5. The nozzle check will then be printed

Do not perform any other tasks until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern

What Should the Nozzle Check Pattern Look Like?

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary.

Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (A) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B).

  • (C) Number of sheets printed so far 

Cleaning the print head is required if:

  1. There are missing lines in the pattern (A), see example below:

(D) Good        (E) Bad (lines are missing)

2. There are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B)

3. If any colours are missing altogether

We’ve found the best way to clean the printhead is to remove it from the printer and run it under hot water (as hot as you can stand it).

 

How To Print the Nozzle Check Pattern on Canon IX6850 Printer

If you’re having problems with the quality of your printing, a good place to start is by carrying out a nozzle check. When printers are unused for long periods of time (especially if you’re edible printing) this can cause problems with your printhead. Running a nozzle check will help to establish whether any of the nozzles are blocked.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

Please note: If the remaining ink level is low in any of your cartridges, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace/ fill the ink cartridge whose ink is low.

  1. Make sure that the power on your IX6850 printer is turned on.
  2. Load a sheet of A4 plain paper in the rear tray (if you’re edible printing don’t waste your icing sheets, using normal copier paper is fine for this task and won’t cause any damage).
  3. Open the front cover gently, then pull out the paper output tray.
  4. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes white twice, then release it immediately. This is the lower orange button on the RHS of the printer

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.

What Should the Nozzle Check Pattern Look Like?

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary.

  1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (A) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B).
    • (C) Number of sheets printed so far

Cleaning the print head is required if:

  1. If there are missing lines in the pattern (A):
  • (D) Good
  • (E) Bad (lines are missing)

2. If there are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B):

  • (F) Good
  • (G) Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)

3. If there are colours missing altogether

We’ve found the best way to clean the printhead is to remove it from the printer and run it under hot water (as hot as you can stand it).

 

How to Prevent Icing Sheets Looking Wet When Added to a Cake

We’re often asked why icing sheets bubble or look wet when they’ve been applied to a cake. Here are a few tips from regular cake makers and users of the EPS Icing Sheets on how to avoid this happening:
The best way to avoid the wet look is to ensure the printed icing sheets / cake toppers are applied to a cake at room temperature NOT a cake straight out of the fridge. Another major cause is keeping your cake in an air tight container which can result in your cake sweating and moisture developing on top of the icing sheet / cake topper.
You should avoid putting icing sheets directly onto cakes that have come out of the fridge or the moisture comes up through the icing sheet and leaves like a “morning dew” on them!  This also applies to fresh cream – the moisture / cold comes up and has like a “grass in the morning” effect!
The icing sheets should be applied onto room temperature cakes, so no matter what the cake is covered in; buttercream, fondant, chocolate, ganache etc…  it needs to be room temperature or you will get the dew effect.
If you haven’t got any fresh cream or fresh ingredients in a cake it doesn’t need to be kept in a fridge anyway – and if you’re storing the cake in an airtight container, there must be no moisture in the container, and in a room temperature type environment. Do not leave your cake sat in the sun where it will sweat and again create moisture.
Another tip from a professional cake maker and regular user of our icing sheets is to use buttercream over the back of the icing sheets to attach them to your cake. “If you wet the fondant icing, I find if you don’t get it positioned right the first time its pretty hard to peel off, so buttercream across the back is perfect as you can slide it into place without damaging the cake topper, and also if too much water is on the cake and you get it on your hands etc,, the ink just comes off and you end up with marks on your nicely iced cake!!”
“I did a test one day on various different scenarios!  So I put the icing sheet onto a cupcake with fresh cream and put it in the fridge. As a comparison I took a cupcake out of the fridge with fresh cream on and put the icing sheet on, and the result was the same – the cold moisture just rose through the icing and formed the “dew” You can clearly see the harry potter icing ones have the dew over them and the animal rice paper toppers have just wilted!  

Here’s a photo of the printed wafer paper before it was applied and after it absorbed the moisture:

Here’s a few examples of cupcake toppers that have been applied correctly: