Aligning the Print Head Manually from the Operation Panel - PRO-300

Article ID: ART177146 | Date published: 07/20/2020 | Date last updated: 07/27/2020


If your prints are misaligned, a print head alignment may resolve the issue.


Aligning the Print Head Manually

Try aligning the print head manually after automatic print head alignment if printing results are not as expected, as when printed ruled lines are misaligned.

 Before adjusting the print head position manually, adjust the print head position automatically.

 We recommend using the same type of paper for print head alignment as for printing.

 You will need a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized paper.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

  2. Select Maintenance on the HOME screen.

    The Maintenance screen will appear.

  3. Select Print Head Alignment.

    Select Print Head Alignment (outlined in red)

    The Print Head Alignment screen will appear.

  4. Select Manual.

    Select Manual (outlined in red)

    The confirmation screen will appear.

  5. Select Yes.

     When the automatic print head alignment has not been performed, a message will appear. In this case, select Yes, press the OK button, then perform the automatic print head alignment.

    The media type selection screen appears.

  6. Select the type of paper you want to use.

  7. Load the prepared paper in the paper source specified in the message.

  8. Select OK.

    The print head alignment pattern will be printed.

  9. When Did the patterns print correctly? appears, make sure pattern was printed correctly, and if so, select Yes.

  10. Check the message and select Next.

    The input screen for head position alignment values is displayed.

    Figure: Input screen for manual print head alignment values
  11. Look at the pattern and select the number of the pattern in each column that has straight lines.

    Select the number of the pattern in each columns that has straight lines

     Look at the pattern and pick the setting that produces the least warped vertical straight lines.

    ‚ÄčFigure: Vertical straight lines (A), Warped vertical straight lines (B)

    A: Vertical straight lines

    B: Warped vertical straight lines

  12. Repeat this procedure until you finish inputting a pattern number in all columns, select OK.

  13. When the completion message appears, select OK.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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