Print Head Cleaning Fluid
Print head cleaning fluid kits are a low cost way to fix poor printing performance with your inkjet printer.
What is in the kit?
You will get all the tools needed to clean HP, Canon, Brother and Epson print heads.
- 4 x 30ml bottles of cleaning fluid
- 1 x syringe
- 1 x tube
Unblock inkjet print heads easily
Over time you may experience poor printing with your inkjet printer, faint printing, lines and even no printing on the page at all. All these printing issues are a typical signs of a blocked print head.
You can of course use your print head cleaning function on your printer if you wish but this may not always cure the problem. Using our print head cleaning fluid on the print head will dissolve any dried ink and enable the ink to flow through the print head holes.
How to clean and unblock using Print Head cleaner
Depending on the printer cartridge there are a couple of ways to perform a clean using the solution in the kits.
Cartridges with print heads
Typically the HP and Canon printers have these print heads attached to the cartridges. Simply remove the cartridge from the printer and cleaned using a lint free cloth and the cleaning solution. Pour some solution onto the cloth and wipe gently on the print head several times. Press the cloth gently to push the cleaner into the print head which may help to dissolve the ink. In more severe cases you can put a small amount of the cleaner solution in a saucer and make sure it is only enough to just cover the print head and no more. Leave over night and then remove in the morning and dry the cartridge. Reinstall and perform a print head clean with the printer software. Commence printing as normal to check. Repeat until optimal printing returns.
Inkjet cartridges without a print head
If you are using printer cartridges that don’t have a print head on them such as Epson and Brother cartridges, the print head will be located in the actual printer. This makes the cleaning process a little more awkward.
You would firstly need to remove the ink cartridges and lay a piece of absorbent kitchen paper under the ink cartridge cradle to catch the ink and cleaner. After you have done this you would attach tube to the nozzle that the ink cartridge would fit – usually a nozzle is visible on the cartridge holder. Use the syringe filled with the cleaner and attach to the other end of the tube then gently push the cleaning solution through to force the dried ink out. You would then need to wait for the print head to become fully dry before reinserting the ink cartridges and performing test prints.
Take a look at more information on causes of print heads blocking