How to align the print head automatically on a Macintosh computer - MG2420 / MG2520

Article ID: ART143083 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 04/19/2019


How to align the print head automatically on a Macintosh computer


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. Normally, the machine 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. Load paper in the machine.

    Load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

    • The number of sheets to be used differs when you select the manual head alignment.

  4. Print head alignment pattern printing.

    Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    The adjustment pattern is printed.

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

  5. Adjustment pattern scanning.

    After the adjustment pattern is printed, a message is displayed.
    As instructed in the message, load the adjustment pattern onto the platen, and press the Start button on the machine.
    Print head alignment starts.

  • 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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