Adjust the Printhead alignment (iPF8100/iPF9100)
Article ID: ART123874 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Solution

Adjust the printhead alignment (iPF8100/iPF9100)

Operation procedure with the printer

Adjusting the Printhead Alignment Automatically:

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.
  1. When using sheets, have three unused sheets A4/Letter-sized or larger ready when Standard Adj. is selected or 11 when Advanced Adj. is selected.
    When using a roll, load a roll 10 inches (254 mm) or wider.
  2. Press the Menu button to display MAIN MENU.
  3. Press or to select Adjust Printer, and then press the button .
  4. Press the 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.

Adjusting the Printhead Alignment Manually:

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.
  • 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.
  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.
  2. Press the Menu button to display MAIN MENU.
  3. Press or to select Adjust Printer, and then press the button .
  4. Press the 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.

  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to specify the adjustment value for D-2 to D-5 , D-7 to D-11 , and D-13 to D-24.
  10. Press .
  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 goes online.

Operation procedure with the printer driver

Windows:

  1. Select the Utility sheet.
  2. Click the Maintenance button.
    imagePROGRAF StatusMonitor starts up, and the Maintenance sheet is displayed.
  3. Click the Printhead Adjustment button.
    The confirmation screen is displayed.
  4. Load media, then click the OK button.
    The printhead adjustment pattern is printed.

MacOS9:

  1. Display the Device Settings panel.
  2. Click the Utility... button.
  3. Click the Printhead Adjustment button.
    The confirmation screen is displayed.
  4. Load media, then click the OK button.
    The printhead adjustment pattern is printed.

MacOSX:

  1. Display the Utility panel.
  2. Click the Set... button of Perform printer maintenance.
  3. Click the Printhead Adjustment button.
    The confirmation screen is displayed.
  4. Load media, then click the OK button.
    The printhead adjustment pattern is printed.

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