How do I manually clean a cartridge? (Bravo II/XR, Bravo, Signature)1. Remove the print cartridges. 2. Moisten a lint-free cloth or paper towel with water. 3. Hold the cloth against the nozzles for three seconds. This will "wick" some additional ink onto the damp cloth.
4. Wipe in the direction shown.5. Repeat the process until all three colors appear on the cloth / paper towel.
NOTE: Even brand new cartridges may need cleaning. Depending on where the cartridge was purchased from, it may have been sitting in the reseller's warehouse for several months before you received it. If you keep a lot of cartridges on hand, it may have been on your shelf for several months. If the cartridge is older than 90 days, even if it is sealed in its packaging, the nozzles can begin to dry out.