Align the Print Head Automatically from a Mac - G3200

Article ID: ART180147 | Date published: 07/09/2021 | Date last updated: 07/09/2021


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


Aligning the Print Head Position Automatically

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. Normally, the printer is set for automatic head alignment. If the printing results of automatic print head alignment are not satisfactory, perform manual head alignment.

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

Print Head Alignment

  1. Select Test Print from the pop-up menu in the Canon IJ Printer Utility.

  2. Click the Print Head Alignment icon.

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

     The number of sheets to be used differs when you manually align the print head.

  4. Make sure that the printer is on and click Align Print Head.
    The adjustment pattern is printed.

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

  5. After the adjustment pattern is printed, a message is displayed.
    As instructed in the message, load the adjustment pattern onto the platen (scanner glass), and press the Start button on the printer.
    Print head alignment starts.

 To print and check the current setting, click the Print Head Alignment icon. When the message is displayed, 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.

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