Align the Print Head from the Operation Panel - G3270

Article ID: ART181431 | Date published: 02/09/2023 | Date last updated: 02/10/2023


Learn how to align the print head of the PIXMA G3270 from its operation panel. If your prints contain misaligned lines, a print head alignment may resolve the problem.


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 will 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 rear tray.

  3. Select Maintenance on the HOME screen.

  4. Select Print Head Alignment - Auto.

    Print Head Alignment - Auto outlined in red

    The confirmation screen will appear.

     To print and check the current head position adjustment values, select Print the head alignment value.

  5. Select Yes.

  6. Press the OK button.

    The print head alignment sheet will be printed.

    Print head alignment sheet

     Do not touch any printed part on the print head alignment sheet. If the sheet is stained or wrinkled, it may not be scanned properly.

  7. Confirm the message, then place print head alignment sheet on platen.

    Place the print head alignment sheet WITH THE PRINTED SIDE FACING DOWN and align the mark Alignment mark on alignment sheet on the upper left corner of the sheet with the alignment mark Alignment mark on printer.

    Align the mark on the sheet with the arrow on the printer

  8. Close the document cover gently, then press the OK button.

    The printer starts scanning the print head alignment sheet, and the print head position will be adjusted automatically.

    When the print head position adjustment is completed, remove the print head alignment sheet from the platen.

     Do not open the document cover or move the print head alignment sheet on the platen until adjusting the print head position is complete.

  9. When the completion message appears, select OK.

 For Windows, when the print results are still not satisfactory after adjusting the print head position as described above, adjust the print head position manually from the computer.

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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