Adjusting the Head Height (iPF830/iPF840/iPF850)

Article ID: ART162639 | Date published: 10/01/2015 | Date last updated: 12/02/2015


Adjusting the Head Height (iPF830/iPF840/iPF850)


The Printhead height setting affects printing quality.
Specifying a low Printhead height makes images clearer and enhances printing quality but may cause paper to rub against the Printhead.
On the other hand, specifying a high Printhead height will prevent paper from rubbing against the Printhead but may reduce the printing quality.
  • Paper rubbing against or becoming caught on the Printhead may jam or result in printed documents that are soiled.
  • Raise or lower the printhead, depending on the nature of the problem.

1. On the [Tab Selection screen] of the Control Panel, press or to select the Paper tab ().

  • If the [Tab Selection screen] is not displayed, press the [Menu] button.

2. Press the [OK] button.
The [Paper Menu] is displayed.

3. Press or to select [Paper Details], and then press the [OK] button.

4. Press or to select the type of paper, and then press the [OK] button.
  • When Head Height is set to Automatic, the setting value selected for the previous print job is displayed (to the right of Automatic ) once you select the type of paper currently supplied.
Note that this is not displayed if any of the following is executed.
- Turning off the power
- Replacing paper
- Entering sleep mode

5. Press or to select [Head Height], and then press the [OK] button.

6. Press or to select the desired setting value, and then press the [OK] button.
  • Using [Automatic] will ensure that the printer adjusts the Printhead height to the optimal level before printing, accounting for the ambient temperature and humidity. When a setting other than [Automatic] is used, that value will always be applied.
  • Depending on the type of paper, some setting values may not be available.



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