Adjust Print Quality : Align the Print Head

Align the Print Head
If your printouts become grainy or blurry, or you see dark or light bands across them, you may need to align the print head.
Note:
Banding may also occur if your print head nozzles need cleaning.
You can align the print head using your product’s control panel or your software. See these sections below:
Using the Control Panel
From the Computer
Using the Control Panel
1.
Load a few sheets of plain paper in the paper cassette.
2.
Press the  Setup button, select Maintenance, then select Head Alignment.
3.
Press the  Start (B&W or Color) button.
The alignment sheet prints.
4.
5.
Press  or  to select the number for that patch, then press OK.
6.
Repeat step 4 and step 5 for each of the other alignment patterns.
7.
8.
When you’re done, press  Back until you return to the home screen.
From the Computer
1.
Load a few sheets of plain paper in the paper cassette.
2.
Windows:
Right-click the  printer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the taskbar) and select Print Head Alignment.
Macintosh:
Open the Applications folder, open the Epson Software folder, and select Epson Printer Utility 4. Then select Print Head Alignment.
3.
Note:
Do not press the  Stop button to cancel printing of the alignment sheet.
4.
5.
Note:
If no patterns are aligned, choose the closest one and click Realignment. Then print another alignment sheet and check it.
6.