How to align the MG3220 Print Head using a computer - Windows

Article ID: ART135860 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Solution

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

This machine supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment.
To perform automatic head alignment, refer to "Aligning the Print Head" and then execute the function from the operation panel of the machine.

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

Print Head Alignment

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab

    The Custom Settings dialog box opens.

  3. Switch head alignment to manual

    Check the Align heads manually check box.

  4. Apply the settings

    Click OK and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.

  5. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab

    The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.

  6. Load paper in the machine

    Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the front tray.

  7. Execute head alignment

    Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instruction in the message.

  8. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.

    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      (A) Least noticeable vertical white streaks

      (B) Most noticeable vertical white streaks

    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal white streaks.

      (A) Least noticeable horizontal white streaks

      (B) Most noticeable horizontal white streaks

  9. Confirm the displayed message and click OK

    The second pattern is printed.

  10. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.

    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      (A) Least noticeable vertical white streaks

      (B) Most noticeable vertical white streaks

  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK

    The third pattern is printed.

  12. Check the printed pattern

    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.

    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes.

      (A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes

      (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes

Note

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

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