Aligning the Print Head Using a Computer Utility

You can align the print head using a utility on your Windows or Mac computer.
  1. Make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted for printing.
  2. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Windows: Access the Windows Desktop and right-click the product icon in the Windows taskbar.
    • OS X: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
  4. Select Print Head Alignment.
  5. 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:

  6. 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.
  7. When you are done, click Finish.
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