Aligning the Print Head from a Mac - G1220

Article ID: ART178724 | Date published: 12/09/2020 | Date last updated: 12/09/2020


Learn how to align the print head of the PIXMA G1220 from a Mac. If your prints contained misaligned lines, a print head alignment may help resolve the issue.


Adjusting the Print Head Position

Any error in the print head installation position can cause color and line shifts. Adjusting the print head position improves print results.


Manual head alignment

  1. Select Utilities from the Remote UI.

  2. Click Manual head alignment

  3. Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

  4. Make sure that the printer is powered on, and then click Yes.
    Head alignment starts. Proceed with the operations in accordance with the messages on the screen.

     Do not open the top cover while printing is in progress; otherwise, printing will stop.

 You can print and check the current settings by clicking on Print the head alignment value.

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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