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  1. To do a nozzle check, first start off by putting a piece of plain white paper in the lower right corner of the shirt holder.
    • To do a nozzle check, first start off by putting a piece of plain white paper in the lower right corner of the shirt holder.

  2. Push the shirt holder into the printer until you hear the beep. The paper should be facing out towards you, on the control panel side of the printer.
    • Push the shirt holder into the printer until you hear the beep.

    • The paper should be facing out towards you, on the control panel side of the printer.

  3. Press the silver button on the top cover once to load the shirt holder. You will know that the shirt holder has loaded successfully when you hear the long beep, just as you would when loading a regular shirt.
    • Press the silver button on the top cover once to load the shirt holder.

    • You will know that the shirt holder has loaded successfully when you hear the long beep, just as you would when loading a regular shirt.

  4. Double-click your VPM Apparel mini shortcut to load the software. Click Queue and then Manage Queues from the file menu bar. Click the button highlighted in the third image, which is the Printer Properties button next to eDAmini under the Printer column. This will bring up the Printer Status window.
    • Double-click your VPM Apparel mini shortcut to load the software.

    • Click Queue and then Manage Queues from the file menu bar.

    • Click the button highlighted in the third image, which is the Printer Properties button next to eDAmini under the Printer column. This will bring up the Printer Status window.

  5. Make sure the shirt holder is properly loaded. Then Click the Print Nozzle Check Pattern button. The nozzle check pattern is a row of three boxes made up of dashes. These three boxes will have printed on the top edge of the shirt holder and paper. Compare your nozzle check to the third image.
    • Make sure the shirt holder is properly loaded. Then Click the Print Nozzle Check Pattern button.

    • The nozzle check pattern is a row of three boxes made up of dashes. These three boxes will have printed on the top edge of the shirt holder and paper.

    • Compare your nozzle check to the third image.

    • The leftmost box is the K or Black Ink nozzle, followed by a transparent box of the cleaning solution, and then rightmost box consists of the three color nozzles on top of each other.

    • You should see a third of Yellow, then Magenta, and Cyan and the bottom.

    • If there are significant sections missing dashes, then you should perform a head cleaning by holding the gray Ink button (the one with the ink droplet) for three seconds.

    • If there are only a few dashes missing, then the process of printing will likely refill those nozzle sections.

    • If the nozzle check is perfect or only missing one or two dashes, you are set to print!

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