Aligning the Print Head Automatically from a Windows PC - GX6020

Article ID: ART179899 | Date published: 06/10/2021 | Date last updated: 06/10/2021


Learn how to automatically align the MAXIFY GX6020 print head from a Windows PC. If your prints are misaligned, an automatic print head alignment may resolve the problem.


Adjusting Print Head Position Automatically

Print Head Alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves misalignment of colors and lines.

This printer supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment.
Normally, the printer is set for automatic head alignment, but if the printing results are not satisfactory, such as if the borders are not aligned, perform a manual head alignment.

The procedure for performing automatic Print Head Alignment is as follows:

 A pattern will be printed for head alignment. Do not open the scanning unit / cover while printing is in progress.

Print Head Alignment

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Click Print Head Alignment.

  3. Load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the cassette.

     The number of sheets to be used differs when you select the manual head alignment.

  4. Check that the printer is on and then click Start.
    Follow the instruction in the message.

     Wait until printing ends before performing other operations. Printing takes about 1 minute to complete.

 In the Print Head Alignment dialog box, click Print Alignment Value to print the current settings so that you can check the settings.

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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