Dec 172009
 

In order to correct misalignment of colors and line of Canon ink jet printer we have to execute print head alignment procedure. There are two ways to execute print head alignment: auto print head alignment and manual print head alignment. In this post, we will use Canon Pixma iP4200 as sample model.

Before executing print head alignment, please check print head alignment setting in the printer driver properties first.

Auto Print Head Alignment

Print Head Alignment Setting 1

To perform auto print head alignment please follow below step:

  • Set some piece A4 plain paper in paper tray ¬†or auto sheet feeder.
  • Go to printer maintenance menu.
  • Click Print Head Alignment button
  • Wait until the process complete and print head alignment pattern is printed.
Auto Print Head Alignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Print Head Alignment

To perform print head alignment manually, please follow below step:

  • Set some pieces of A4 paper in Auto Sheet Feeder
  • Right click on printer driver name, choose Properties
  • Go to Maintenance Menu
  • Click Custom Setting
  • Enable check mark on Aligns Head Manually, click Send
  • Back to Maintenance Menu
  • Click Print Head Alignment button
  • Click OK on displayed message “Do not start another operation until current one has finished!”
  • Wait until print head alignment pattern is printed

Manual Print Head Alignment Pattern 1

  • Click Yes on displayed message “Were the pattern printed normally?”
  • Choose the value with the smoothest pattern for each column and set it on displaying windows and click OK
  • Click OK on displayed message “The next step is to print alignment pattern for plain paper setting”
  • C lick OK on displayed message “Do not start another operation until current one has finished!”
  • Wait until print head alignment pattern is printed
Manual Print Head Alignment 2
  • Choose the value with the smoothest pattern for each column and set it on displaying windows and click OK
  • Click OK on displayed message “Print head alignment is now complete”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicable Models:

Canon i series: i255,355,i450,i550,i850,i950,i6100,i6500,i9100,etc
Canon Pixma series: ip1000,ip1200,ip1300,ip3000,ip4500,ip3680,
ip4680,IX4000,IX5000,Pro9000,Pro9500,etc

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  3 Responses to “Print Head Alignment: Correct The Misalignment of Colors and Lines”

  1. I would like to say that this blog really convinced me, you give me best information! Thanks, very good post.

  2. You let me know that manual alignment was possible, but should have told me I had to go to Custom Settings to do it.
    Thanks for your help!

    • Thanks Bob, I missed some step when I wrote this post. I have revised this post today and hope this revision make the tutorial more clear. Please recheck the post.

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