Manually Align the Print Head from a Windows PC - TR4720

Article ID: ART180254 | Date published: 08/21/2021 | Date last updated: 08/21/2021
 

Description

Learn how to manually align the print head of the PIXMA TR4720 from a Windows PC. If your prints are misaligned, a print head alignment may resolve the issue.

Solution

Adjusting Print Head Position Manually

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

Print head position can be adjusted either automatically or manually.

These instructions are for performing Print Head Alignment manually.

 A pattern will be printed for head alignment. Don't open the front cover while printing is in progress.
 

Print Head Alignment

  1. Open Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Check that the printer power is on, and then click Custom Settings.

  3. Select Align heads manually.

  4. Click OK. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.

  5. Click Print Head Alignment.

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

  7. Click Start.
    Perform the necessary operations by following the message instructions.

  8. In each entry field, enter the number of the pattern with the least prominent streaks or stripes from among the printed patterns.
    You can also enter numbers into the entry fields automatically by clicking relevant pattern in the preview.

    Manual alignment pattern page 1

    After completing the entries, click OK.

     If the patterns are not uniform, select the pattern with the least prominent vertical streaks.

    Choose the pattern with the least prominent vertical streaks

    (A) Less prominent vertical streaks
    (B) More prominent vertical streaks

     If the patterns are not uniform, select the pattern with the least prominent horizontal stripes.

    Choose the pattern with the least prominent horizontal streaks

    (A) Less prominent horizontal stripes
    (B) More prominent horizontal stripes

  9. Check message content, and click OK.

    The print head adjustment patterns on the second sheet are printed.

  10. In each entry field, enter the number of the pattern with the least prominent stripes from among the printed patterns.
    You can also enter numbers into the entry fields automatically by clicking relevant pattern in the preview.

    Manual alignment pattern page 2

    After completing the entries, click OK.

     If the patterns are not uniform, select the pattern with the least prominent horizontal stripes.

    Choose the pattern with the least prominent horizontal streaks

    (A) Less prominent horizontal stripes
    (B) More prominent horizontal stripes

  11. Click OK.

    The adjustment of the head position is 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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