How to Make Inkjet Print Head Cleaning Solution

Written by kenneth coppens
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Print heads in a printer may become clogged if they aren't used regularly. If they remain inactive for too long, the ink will dry up in the small holes and form a barrier that ink is incapable of passing through. When this occurs, a simple cleaning solution can be used to fix the problem. With just a few common household materials and about 10 minutes of your time, you can restore your printer to working condition.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 454gr. jar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Spoon
  • Cotton ball
  • Paper towel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Rinse out a 473ml. jar with water to make sure any residual food or dust is completely gone.

  2. 2

    Fill the jar with water, 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol and a drop of liquid dish soap. Stir the contents with a spoon to thoroughly mix them.

  3. 3

    Dip a cotton ball halfway into the cleaning solution and pull it out. Let any excess liquid drip off of the cotton ball.

  4. 4

    Hold the cotton ball against the printer head for 10 minutes. The solution will break up any blockages in the head.

  5. 5

    Pat the printer head dry with a paper towel.

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