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Print Head Alignment

How do I align the print head to rectify fuzzy printing and omission of some staright lines in tables? I don't seem to have printer software available, in which Print Head Alignment utility is apparently available.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    every alternate lines are not printed properly; the impression is not all that good. as suggested by the technician, i printed more than 15 pages but the printing quality is not satisfactory

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    we somehow have lost the instruction book / menu booklet that shows how to do a alignment check on our printer. At the moment when we print the paper goes in straight but the print comes out off centre and is not in the boarders marked out on the software.

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Get the driver here:
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If ruled lines are misaligned or a printout is unsatisfactory,Print Head Alignment is required.

Steps for Aligning the Print Head.
1) Press [Menu] repeatedly until [Maintenance] appears.
2) Press [Maintenance] repeatedly until <P> appears.

3) Press [Black] or [Color].
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4) Beginning from column A on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.

5) Load the checked sheet on the Platen Glass.
When loading the checked sheet, place the front side down, and align the upper left corner of the sheet with the alignment mark on the lower right corner of the Platen Glass.

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Here's the solution from Canon USA:

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Print Head Alignment MP530

Perform Print Head Alignment Instructions to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually. Automatic Print Head Alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
    1. Press <COPY> button.
    2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    3. Press the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the <OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)

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Manual print head alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

Hope this helps - fotobean

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Solution: Print Head Alignment MP530

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  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

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  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

Hope this helps - fotobean.

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  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
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  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

I hope it helps!!!

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