Printing is Shifted / Misaligned (Video)
Article ID: ART166756 | Date published: 11/09/2016 | Date last updated: 01/25/2018
 

Description

This article explains how to perform a print head alignment if the printing is shifted or misaligned.  A video is included in this article.

 

Solution

If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position.

 Note

 If the remaining ink level is low, the print head alignment sheet will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE cartridge whose ink is low.

Replacing a FINE Cartridge

 

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper (including recycled paper)*

* Be sure to use paper that is white and clean on both sides.

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  1. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray.

  1. Pull out the paper output tray and the output tray extension.

  1. Hold down the Stop button until the Alarm lamp flashes orange four times, then release it immediately.


The print head alignment sheet will be printed.



 

 Important

 Do not touch any printed part on the print head alignment sheet.

 Be careful not to get the print head alignment sheet dirty. If the sheet is stained or wrinkled, it may not be scanned properly.

 If the print head alignment sheet was not printed correctly, press the Stop button, then redo this procedure from the beginning.

  1. Scan the print head alignment sheet to adjust the print head position.

(1) Load the print head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

Load the print head alignment sheet WITH THE PRINTED SIDE FACING DOWN and align the mark on the bottom right corner of the sheet with the alignment mark .

(2) Close the document cover gently, then press the Color button or the Black button.

The machine starts scanning the print head alignment sheet, and the print head position will be adjusted automatically.

The print head position adjustment will be complete when the ON lamp lights green after flashing.

Remove the print head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

 Important

 Do not open the document cover or move the print head alignment sheet on the platen glass until adjusting the print head position is complete.

 If adjusting the print head position has failed, the Alarm lamp flashes orange. Press the Stop button to release the error, then take appropriate action.

If an Error Occurs



The following video shows the steps outlined above.  If the video does not appear, please click here.