Kodak ESP 9 All-in-One Printer — User Guide

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9 Maintaining Your Printer

Monitoring and adjusting the printer's performance

From the control panel, you can perform many tasks to keep this printer in good working order. For example, you can check the status of the printer's inkjet nozzle to ensure high-quality prints. Kodak recommends that you run a nozzle check if you are experiencing changes in image quality. You can also use the Printhead Alignment function if you see degradation in print quality.

  1. Make sure that there are 5–10 sheets of plain paper loaded in the bottom paper tray.

  2. Press Menu to display the main menu.

  3. Press until Maintenance is selected.

  4. As needed, press until the desired option is selected.

  5. Press OK.

  6. Follow the prompts on the LCD screen to initiate or cancel the task.

These available maintenance options are shown in the following table.

Maintenance options

Menu Options Select

Check Ink Levels


Check Paper Levels


Nozzle Check


Printhead Alignment


Clean Printhead


Print Test Page


Format Memory Card


WARNING: F ormatting will erase all the data on a memory card.

Tip: A printhead alignment and a check of the inkjet nozzle can also be initiated from the Home Center software.

Windows: Open the Home Center Help panel by clicking Help on the Home Center window, as needed. Click Maintenance, and then click Nozzle Check or Printhead Alignment.

Macintosh: Open Home Center window from the dock, and click Maintenance, and then click Nozzle Correction or Printhead Alignment.

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