Aligning the Print Head - TS3120 / TS3122
Article ID: ART167888 | Date published: 06/20/2017 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019
 

Description

This article explains how to align the print head on your PIXMA TS3120 / TS3122.

 

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.


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.
     

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper on the rear tray.

    After loading paper on the rear tray, the Paper status and the current paper size flash on the LCD. Press the Paper Select button to select "A4" or "LTR", and press the OK button.
     

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

  4. Press the Setup  button until "4" appears on the LCD.
     

  5. Press the Black button or the Color button.
    The print head alignment sheet will be printed.



     

     Important

    • Do not touch any printed part on the print head alignment sheet. 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.
       
  6. 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 .


     
  7. Close the document cover gently, then press the Black button or the Color button.
    The printer 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 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. Press the OK button to release the error, then take appropriate action.


 Note

  • If the print results are still not satisfactory after adjusting the print head position as described above, adjust the print head position manually from the computer.
     

  • To print and check the current head position adjustment values, press the Setup button until "6" appears on the LCD, and press the Black button or the Color button.
 

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