align the print head using a utility on your Windows computer or
Make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted
Load a few sheets of plain paper in the
Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the product icon in the
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8: In the Apple menu or
the Dock, select System
Preferences. Select Print &
Fax or Print & Scan,
select your product, and select Options
& Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
Mac OS X 10.5: In the Apple menu or the Dock,
select System Preferences. Select
Print & Fax, select your
product, and select Open Print
Queue. Select Utility.
Select Print Head
Click Next, then click
Print to print an alignment
Note: Do not
cancel printing while you are printing a head alignment
You see a window like this:
Check the printed pattern and follow the instructions on
the screen to choose the number representing the best printed
pattern for each set.
choosing each pattern number, click Next.
patterns are aligned in one or more of the sets, choose the closest
one in each set and click Realignment. Then print another alignment
sheet and check it.
Skip (where available) if you
want to skip a particular alignment sheet.