Adjusting the Printhead (iPF6200)
Article ID: ART105630 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Solution

  • Printed vertical lines are warped or colors are out of alignment

Use Auto Head Adj. or Manual Head Adj to adjust the printhead position.

Normally, use Auto Head Adj.. However, when using special paper or if printing is not improved after executing Advanced Adj. in Auto Head Adj., try Manual Head Adj.

If printed vertical lines are warped or colors are out of alignment, adjust the Printhead alignment. Adjust the Printhead alignment automatically or manually by printing and reading a test pattern.

There are two modes for automatic adjustment: Standard Adj. and Advanced Adj.. Standard Adj. will fix most slight image distortion or color misalignment, but if not, try Advanced Adj..

If using special media or printing does not improve even after performing automatic adjustment using advanced adjustment, try manual adjustment. ->

Follow these steps for standard automatic adjustment of the Printhead.

 

1.When using sheets, have two unused sheets A4/Letter-sized or larger ready when Standard Adj. is selected or 8 when Advanced Adj. is selected.

When using a roll, load a roll 10 inches (254 mm) or wider.

note:

  • Use Standard Adj. if you have switched to another type of paper or if you want the boundaries between colors to appear as attractive as possible.
  • Use Advanced Adj. to fine-tune the space between nozzles or colors if you have switched the printhead or if you want printed documents to appear as vivid as possible. We recommend using Advanced Adj. for printing at a higher level of image quality.
  • Always make sure the loaded paper matches the media type setting on the printer. Adjustment cannot be completed correctly unless the setting value matches the loaded paper.
  • We recommend using the type of paper you use most often for adjustment.
  • This function is not available for CAD Tracing Paper, CAD Translucent Matte Film, or CAD Clear Film. If adjustment is not possible as expected using highly transparent film or similar media, try another type of media or adjust the Printhead alignment manually.


2.Press the Menu button to display MAIN MENU.

 

3.Press or to select Adjust Printer, and then press the button.

4.Press or to select Auto Head Adj., and then press the button.

5.Press or to select Advanced Adj., and then press the button.

6.Press or to select Yes, and then press the OK button.

A test pattern is printed for printhead adjustment.

After reading the pattern, the printer automatically adjusts the Printhead alignment.

note:

  • If paper is fed automatically and no roll is loaded, select the media source and click the OK button.


If printed vertical lines are warped or colors are out of alignment, adjust the Printhead alignment. Adjust the Printhead alignment automatically or manually by using a printed test pattern.

You can adjust the Printhead alignment automatically or manually. Normally, choose automatic adjustment.

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If using special media or printing does not improve even after performing automatic adjustment using advanced adjustment, try manual adjustment.

Follow these steps for standard manual adjustment of the Printhead.

note:

  • If Manual Head Adj is unusable although displayed in the menu, choose Advanced Adj. in Auto Head Adj.. Manual Head Adj is available in the menu after you try Auto Head Adj. once.


1.When using sheets, have two unused sheets A4–sized or larger ready.

When using a roll, load a roll 10 inches (254 mm) or wider.

  

note:

  • Always make sure the loaded paper matches the media type setting on the printer. Adjustment cannot be completed correctly unless the setting value matches the loaded paper.
  • We recommend using the type of paper you use most often for feed amount adjustment.


2.Press the Menu button to display MAIN MENU.

 

3.Press or to select Adjust Printer, and then press the button.

4.Press or to select Manual Head Adj, and then press the button.

5.Press or to select Yes, and then press the OK button.

A test pattern is printed for printhead adjustment.

6.Press or to select D, and then press the button.

7.Press or to select D-1, and then press the button.

8.Examine test pattern D-1 for printhead adjustment. After you determine the pattern with straight lines, press or to choose the pattern number, and then press the OK button.

 

note:

  • If lines seem straightest in two patterns but you cannot decide which one is better, choose an intermediate value. For example, choose 11 if you cannot decide whether pattern 10 or 12 is better.


9.Repeat steps 7 and 8 to specify the adjustment value for D-2 to D-5 and D-13 to D-18.

10.Press the button.

11.Press or to select Register Setting, and then press the button.

12.Press or to select Yes, and then press the OK button.

The printer now goes online.

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