Aligning the Print Head Manually from the Operation Panel - GX6020

Article ID: ART179802 | Date published: 05/18/2021 | Date last updated: 05/18/2021
 

Description

This article provides instructions on manually aligning the MAXIFY GX6020 from the operation panel. If an automatic print head alignment doesn't resolve misaligned printing, a manual alignment may resolve the problem.

Solution

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.

You will need two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

  1. Make sure that the printer is powered on.

  2. Load two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the cassette.

  3. Select (Setup) on the HOME screen.

  4. Select Maintenance.

  5. Select Print Head Alignment - Manual.

    Select Print Head Alignment - Manual (outlined in red)

    The confirmation screen will appear.

     To print and check the current head position alignment values, select Print the Head Alignment Value.

  6. Check the message and select Yes.

    The print head alignment pattern will be printed.

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

  8. Check the message and select Next.

    The input screen for head position alignment values is displayed.

    Figure: Touch screen

  9. Examine the first pattern and select A. In column A, find the pattern in which the stripes are least noticeable, and then select the number of that pattern.

    Alignment sheet 1

     If all patterns look different, choose the pattern in which vertical stripes are least noticeable.

    • Subtle vertical stripes

      Subtle vertical stripes

      Noticeable vertical stripes

      Noticeable vertical stripes
    • If all patterns look different, choose the pattern in which horizontal stripes are least noticeable.

      Subtle horizontal stripes

      Subtle horizontal stripes

      Noticeable horizontal stripes

      Noticeable horizontal stripes
  10. Repeat these steps until you have finished entering pattern numbers for columns B to N, and then select OK.

  11. Check message and select OK.

    The second set of patterns is printed.

  12. Examine second patterns and select O. In column I, find pattern in which stripes are least noticeable, and then select the number of that pattern.

    Alignment sheet 2
  13. Repeat these steps until you have finished entering pattern numbers for columns P to U, and then select OK.

  14. When confirmation 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.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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