Automatically Align the Print Head from a Windows PC - TR4720

Article ID: ART180255 | Date published: 08/21/2021 | Date last updated: 08/21/2021


Learn how to automatically 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.


Adjusting Print Head Position Automatically

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. Normally, the printer is set up to perform automatic head position adjustment. However, if notice that lines are shifted or are otherwise not satisfied with the print results even after performing automatic head position adjustment, adjust the print head position manually.

This article describes the procedure for adjusting the head position automatically.

Print Head Alignment

  1. Open Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Click Print Head Alignment.

  3. In the front tray, load one sheet of plain A4-sized or Letter-sized paper.

     If you select manual head position adjustment, the number of sheets to use will differ.

  4. Check that the printer power is on, and then click Start.
    The adjustment patterns are printed.

     Don't open the front cover while printing is in progress; otherwise, printing will stop.

  5. When adjustment pattern printing is completed, a message appears.
    Following these instructions place the adjustment patterns on the platen, and press the printer's SCAN button.
    Head position adjustment starts.

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

 When you are using the printer through a network, the message may not be displayed after the adjustment pattern is printed. In this case, load the printed adjustment pattern onto the platen (scanner glass), and press the SCAN button on the printer.

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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