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Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines.

This machine supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment.
To perform automatic head alignment, refer to "Aligning the Print Head" in the manual: Basic Guide and then execute the function from the operation panel of the machine.

The procedure for performing manual print head alignment is as follows:

Print Head Alignment

  1. Select Custom Settings from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility

  2. Switch head alignment to manual

    Check the Align heads manually check box.

  3. Transmit the settings

    Click Send and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.

  4. Select Test Print from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility

  5. Click the Print Head Alignment icon

    A message is displayed.

  6. Load paper in the machine

    Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

  7. Execute head alignment

    Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instruction in the message.

  8. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes, and click Send.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      (A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks

      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks

    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal white streaks.

      (A) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks

      (B) More noticeable horizontal white streaks

  9. Confirm the displayed message and click OK

    The second pattern is printed.

    Important
    • Do not open the Scanning Unit (Cover) while printing is in progress.

  10. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes, and click Send.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      (A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks

      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks

  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK

    The third pattern is printed.

    Important
    • Do not open the Scanning Unit (Cover) while printing is in progress.

  12. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the associated boxes, and click Send.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal white stripes.

      (A) Less noticeable horizontal white stripes

      (B) More noticeable horizontal white stripes

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