Align the Print Head Manually from a Windows PC - G3200
Article ID: ART180144 | Date published: 07/09/2021 | Date last updated: 07/09/2021
 

Description

Learn how to align the print head of the PIXMA G3200 from a Windows PC. If prints contained misaligned lines, a print head alignment may resolve the problem.

Solution

Aligning the Print Head Position

Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines.

This printer supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment.

The procedure for performing manual print head alignment is as follows:
 

Print Head Alignment

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab.

    The Custom Settings dialog box opens.

  3. Check the Align heads manually check box.

  4. Click OK and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.

  5. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab.

    The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.

  6. Load two sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

  7. Make sure that the printer is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instructions in the message.

     Don't open the scanning unit / cover while printing is in progress.

  8. Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable streaks or stripes in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least noticeable streaks or stripes are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.

    Print head alignment page

    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

     If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks.

    Examples of streaked patterns

    (A) Least noticeable vertical streaks

    (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks

     If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes.

    Examples of striped patterns

    (A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes

    (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes

  9. Confirm the displayed message and click OK

    The second pattern is printed.

     Don't open the scanning unit / cover while printing is in progress.

  10. Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable stripes in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least noticeable stripes are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.

    Print head alignment page

    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

     If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes.

    Examples of striped patterns

    (A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes

    (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes

 To print and check the current setting, open the Start Print Head Alignment dialog box, and click Print 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.