Automatically Adjust Different Colored Horizontal Streaks - TC-20 / TC-20M

Article ID: ART181229 | Date published: 01/17/2023 | Date last updated: 04/18/2023


This article shows how to adjust the print quality of the imagePROGRAF TC-20 / TC-20M to remove banding in different colors on a sheet.


If printed images are affected by banding in different colors across the sheet, execute Adjust print quality for automatic adjustment of the paper feed amount.

The printer prints and reads a test pattern for automatic adjustment of the feed amount.

 When using highly transparent media, use manual adjustment.

 We recommend executing the adjustment if you have changed the paper type or paper size.

 Always check the Set priority values in the Maintenance menu (accessible after selecting Setup icon (cog) (Setup) on the HOME screen).

 Use Adjust feed length to ensure that lines in CAD drawings are printed at exactly the right length.

 This may take some time, depending on the type of paper.

 You will need a paper roll at least 11.69 in. (297.0 mm) wide.

Follow the procedure below to adjust.

  1. Load paper.

  2. Select Setup icon (cog) (Setup) on the HOME screen.

  3. Select Maintenance icon (screwdriver and pliers) Maintenance.

  4. Select Paper feed adjustment.

  5. Select Adjust print quality.

  6. Check the displayed message and select OK.

  7. Select Auto.

  8. Select Roll paper to adjust.

    A test pattern is printed for adjustment and adjustment is finished.

 Depending on the type of paper, horizontal streaks may not improve. If the horizontal streaks are not improved, adjust it manually.

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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