Aligning the Print Head Using the Product Control Panel
If your printouts become grainy or blurry, you notice misalignment of vertical lines, or you see dark or light horizontal bands, you may need to align the print head.
Banding may also occur if your print head nozzles need cleaning.
Make sure there are no errors on the LCD screen, the CD/DVD tray is not inserted for printing, and the output tray is extended.
Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
button, if necessary.
You see a screen like this:
Print Head Alignment
Select one of the following options:
if your printout is blurry or contains vertical ruled lines that are misaligned.
if your printout contains horizontal banding.
Follow the on-screen instructions to print an alignment sheet.
Do not cancel printing while you are printing head alignment patterns.
Check the printed patterns on the alignment sheet and select the following on the LCD screen, depending on the alignment pattern you printed:
: For each set of patterns, select the number representing the pattern with the least amount of separation or overlap.
: Select the number representing the pattern with the least amount of separation or overlap.
Continue following the rest of the on-screen instructions to finish the alignment.
Adjusting Print Quality
Print Head Cleaning
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