Aligning the Print Head Using a Computer Utility

You can align the print head using a utility on your Windows or Mac computer.
  1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the cassette (or in cassette 1 if your product has two cassettes).
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Windows: Access the WindowsDesktop and right-click the product icon in the Windows taskbar.
    • OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Printers & Scanners, Print & Fax, or Print & Scan, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
    • 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.
  3. Select Print Head Alignment.
  4. Click Next, then click Print to print an alignment sheet.
    Note: Do not cancel printing while you are printing a head alignment pattern.
    You see a window like this:

  5. Check the printed pattern and follow the instructions on the screen to choose the number representing the best printed pattern for each set.
    • After choosing each pattern number, click Next.
    • If no 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.
    Note: Click Skip (where available) if you want to skip a particular alignment sheet.
  6. When you are done, click Finish.