Aligning the Print Head Automatically from a Mac - iP110

Article ID: ART116954 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 05/09/2019


This article explains how to align the PIXMA iP110 print head automatically from a Mac.  This can help if you experienced jagged lines, streaked prints, or double printing.



Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines.

This printer supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment. Normally, the printer is set for automatic head alignment.
If the printing results of automatic print head alignment are not satisfactory, perform manual head alignment.

The procedure for performing automatic print head alignment is as follows:

Print Head Alignment

  1. Select Test Print from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility

  2. Click the Print Head Alignment icon

    A message is displayed.

  3. Set the paper thickness lever to the right, and load paper in the printer

    Load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size Matte Photo Paper (MP-101) into the rear tray.


    • The type of media and number of sheets to be used differ when you select the manual head alignment.
  4. Execute head alignment

    Make sure that the printer is on and click Align Print Head.
    Print head alignment starts.


    • Do not open the print head cover while printing is in progress.


    • Wait until printing ends before performing other operations. Printing takes about 4 minutes to complete.


  • After head alignment is completed, you can print and check the current setting. To do so, click the Print Head Alignment icon and when the message is displayed, click Print Alignment Value.


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