Aligning the Print Head Automatically from a Windows PC - iP110

Article ID: ART117418 | 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 Windows PC.  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. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab

    The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.

  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.
    Follow the instruction in the message.


    • 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.


  • To print and check the current setting, open the Start Print Head Alignment dialog box, and click Print Alignment Value.


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