Aligning the Print Head Automatically from the Operation Panel - GX5020

Article ID: ART180693 | Date published: 04/12/2022 | Date last updated: 04/26/2022


Learn how to automatically align the print head of the MAXIFY GX5020 from its operation panel. If your print outs contained misaligned lines, a print head alignment may help resolve the problem.


Aligning the Print Head

If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position.

 If the remaining ink level is low, the print head alignment sheet will not be printed correctly. Refill any low ink tanks.

You need a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the cassette.

  3. Press the Setup  button, use the Left arrow Right arrow buttons to select Maintenance, and press the OK button.

  4. Use the Left arrow Right arrow buttons to select Head alignment, and press the OK button.

  5. Select Print Head Alignment - Auto.

    Select Head alignment (outlined in red)

    The print head alignment sheet is printed, and the print head is aligned automatically.

    This takes about 1 to 2 minutes.

 If the print results are still not satisfactory after adjusting the print head position as described above, adjust the print head position manually.

 To print and check the current head position adjustment values, select Print the Head Alignment Value on the Maintenance screen.

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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