Last Updated : 27-Aug-2007
Issue Number : 8000480504
Category : Error Messages
Description : Message on the LCD <The type of print head is incorrect.>
How to perform Print Head Alignment (Mac OS X)

Print Head Alignment adjusts differences in the print head position, and improves problems concerning incorrect positions of graphs, lines, and other things as well.
(Memo)
- Print Head Alignment can be performed either automatically or manually.
Choose the automatic print head alignment method in a normal situation.
- The manual print head alignment enables adjustment of differences which cannot be corrected by the automatic print head alignment.
If the alignment cannot be improved by the automatic print head alignment, perform the print head alignment manually.
(Note)
- After confirming that the printer is connected to the computer and the printer is powered on, do the following:
- After confirming that printing is NOT being performed, launch IJ Printer Utility.


<How to determine whether to perform Print Head Alignment automatically or manually>
(Memo)
Print Head Alignment is normally set to be performed automatically.

1. Launch IJ Printer Utility.

2. In the pop-up menu, select Custom Settings.

*Display varies according to the printer model.

3. Select or deselect "Align heads manually.", and click Send.
(Deselect "Align heads manually." to perform Print Head Alignment automatically.)

*Display varies according to the printer model.

4. Click OK.


Setting Print Head Alignment to be performed either automatically or manually is completed.


<How to perform Print Head Alignment automatically>

1. In the pop-up menu, select Test Print.

*Display varies according to the printer model.

2. Click Print Head Alignment.


3. Load one sheet of A4 or letter size plain paper into the auto sheet feeder, and click Print Head Alignment.
(Memo)
When clicking the Check Setting button, the current setting will be printed, and the operation is completed.


4. Print Head Alignment starts.
Do not perform any other operations until printing is completed.

Performing Print Head Alignment automatically is completed.


<How to perform Print Head Alignment manually>

1. In the pop-up menu, select Test Print.

*Display varies according to the printer model.

2. Click Print Head Alignment.


3. Load one sheet of A4 or letter size plain paper into the paper source selected on the Paper Feed Switch button.
(Memo)
When clicking the Check Setting button, the current setting will be printed, and the operation is completed.


4. Print Head Alignment starts.
Do not perform any other operations until printing is completed.

5. Refer to the printed sheet, do the following.

*Display varies according to the printer model.

5-1. Select the pattern with the least amount of vertical streaking in the field for Column A.
5-2. Enter the pattern number of the selected pattern in the Column A box displayed in the right side of the screen.
5-3. Similarly, enter the numbers of the selected patterns in the Column B to J boxes.
5-4. When all the numbers are entered, click Send.

<1> An example of the pattern with highly visible amount of vertical streaking.
<2> An example of the pattern with less visible amount of vertical streaking.

6. Next, print an alignment pattern for plain paper printing.
Load one sheet of A4 or letter size plain paper into the paper source selected on the Paper Feed Switch button.


7. Alignment pattern printing starts.
Do not perform any other operations until printing is completed.

8. Refer to the printed sheet, enter the numbers of the selected patterns in the Column K to P boxes in the same way as the procedure 5.

*Display varies according to the printer model.


Performing Print Head Alignment manually is completed.


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