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How do i re align the head on aMX432 cannon


  1. Open the printer driver setup window
  2. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tabThe Custom Settings dialog box opens.
  3. Switch head alignment to manual
    Check the Align heads manually check box.
  4. Apply the settings
    Click OK and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.
  5. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab
    The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.
  6. Load paper in the machine
    Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the front tray.
  7. Execute head alignment
    Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instruction in the message.
  8. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern1.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks.
      vertical.gif(A) Least noticeable vertical streaks
      (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal streaks.
      horizontal_black.gif
      (A) Least noticeable horizontal streaks
      (B) Most noticeable horizontal streaks
  9. Confirm the displayed message and click OK
    The second pattern is printed.
  10. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern2.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks.
      vertical.gif(A) Least noticeable vertical streaks
      (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks
  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK
    The third pattern is printed.
  12. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern3.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes.
      horizontal_cyan.gif(A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes
      (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes

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Ink head alignment test pattern crooked


Go into printers on the computer , click on cannon printer it will have down loaded a manual , all will be explained there.

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This started out as error 5200. Now, my Canon MX340 printer isn't connecting to the computer. The computer acts like the printer hasn't been installed. I tried to remove the printhead and restart...


Issue: How do I align the print head?
Solution: Perform a Print Head Alignment (Windows)- MX340

Aligning the Print Head Position Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines. The procedure for performing print head alignment is as follows:

alignike.gif Print Head Alignment

  1. Open the printer driver setup window
    • In Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.

    • In Windows XP, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware -> Printers and Faxes.

    • In Windows 2000, select the Start menu -> Settings -> Printers.


  2. Right-click your model name icon, and then select Printing Preferences from the displayed menu.

    The printer driver setup window appears.

  3. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab.
    The Custom Settings dialog box opens.

  4. Check the Align heads manually check box.

  5. Click Send, and click OK when the confirmation message appears.

  6. Click Print Head Alignment alignike.gif on the Maintenance tab The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.



  7. Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray (3).

    t_10410ce_mx34014.jpg

  8. Execute head alignment Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instruction in the message.

  9. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Clicking the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.

    print_pattern1.gif

  10. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note:
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      vertical_ab.gif
      (A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks

    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal white streaks.

      horizontal_ab_black.gif
      (A) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
      (B) More noticeable horizontal white streaks

  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
    The second pattern is printed.
    Important: Do not open the Scanning Unit (Cover) while printing is in progress.

  12. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.

    Clicking the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.

    print_pattern2.gif

  13. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note:
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      vertical_ab.gif
      (A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks


  14. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
    The third pattern is printed.
    Important: Do not open the Scanning Unit (Cover) while printing is in progress.

  15. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the associated boxes.

    Clicking the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.

    print_pattern3.gif

  16. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note:
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal white stripes.

      horizontal_ab_cyan.gif
      (A) Less noticeable horizontal white stripes
      (B) More noticeable horizontal white stripes
Note: To print and check the current setting, open the Start Print Head Alignment dialog box, and click Print Alignment Value.

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Auto print head alignment wont work and I need to do a manual alignment. How do I do this for a MP970?


1. Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray or Cassette. 2. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then open the Output Tray Extension. (1) Put your finger in the center of the top of the Paper Output Tray and open it gently. (2) Open the Output Tray Extension. 3. Press the Paper Feed Switch to select the paper source where you have loaded paper. 4. Print the print head alignment pattern. (A) Press the HOME button. (B) Select Settings , then press the OK button. (C) Select Maintenance , then press the OK button. (D) Select Manual head align , then press the OK button. (E) Select Yes , then press the OK button. (F) When " Did the patterns print correctly? " is displayed, confirm that the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes , then press the OK button.The input screen for the head position adjustment values is displayed.
Note:If you select Head alignment print, the machine exits the process after printing the current head position adjustment values.
5. Look at the first printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish i nputting the pattern number for columns B to F, then press the OK button. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
Note: If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.
6. Look at the second printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column G that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for columns H to K, then press the OK button. For column K, the best pattern will be smooth and have no streaks in the border indicated by the arrow. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
7. Look at the third printout, and then adjust the print head position. Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in columns L and M that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks, then press the OK button.
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My canon pixma 480 has thin horizontal lines. tried cleaning and deep cleaning where is the head alignment tool?


The instructions as copied from the Pixma 480 "onscreen manual." (Only the text -- not the images -- could be pasted into the solution. Hope you can follow the text.) Steve G.

Prepare 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on, and load 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

2. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

3. Print the print head alignment pattern.
- Press the Menu button.
- Select Maintenance, and press the OK button.
- Select Print head alignment, and press the OK button.
Note: To print the current head position adjustment values, select Head alignment print in the Maintenance menu and press the OK button. See Selecting Menus on the Top Menu Screen.)
- Select Yes, and press the OK button to print alignment sheet.
- Check the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes and press OK button.
- Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.

The Print head alignment screen appears.

4. Adjust the print head position.
- Check the printed patterns, and use the (Left) or (Right) button to select the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks for column A.
Note: If it is difficult to select the best pattern, select the pattern that has the least noticeable white streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) Noticeable vertical white streaks
(C) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(D) Noticeable horizontal white streaks
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from B to L, then press the OK button.
- Select Yes to continue printing, and press the OK button.
- The second page of print head alignment sheet will be printed.
- Confirm the message for print head alignment, and press the OK button.
- Check the printed patterns and use the (Left) or (Right) button to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks for column M.
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from N to R, and press the OK button.

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MP970 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer: The printer head alignment is off. I have tried to...


  1. Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray or Cassette.
  2. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then open the Output Tray Extension. (1) Put your finger in the center of the top of the Paper Output Tray and open it gently. (2) Open the Output Tray Extension.
  3. Press the Paper Feed Switch to select the paper source where you have loaded paper.
  4. Print the print head alignment pattern. (A) Press the HOME button. (B) Select Settings , then press the OK button. (C) Select Maintenance , then press the OK button. (D) Select Manual head align , then press the OK button. (E) Select Yes , then press the OK button. (F) When " Did the patterns print correctly? " is displayed, confirm that the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes , then press the OK button.The input screen for the head position adjustment values is displayed.
  5. Note:If you select Head alignment print, the machine exits the process after printing the current head position adjustment values.
  6. Look at the first printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish i nputting the pattern number for columns B to F, then press the OK button. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
  7. Note: If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.
  8. Look at the second printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column G that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for columns H to K, then press the OK button. For column K, the best pattern will be smooth and have no streaks in the border indicated by the arrow. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
  9. Look at the third printout, and then adjust the print head position. Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in columns L and M that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks, then press the OK button.
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I changed the ink in my canon ip1800 and now it the me the print head need alignment and i don't know how to do it.Can you help


1. For Windows XP, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware -> Printers and Faxes
2. Select your printer model name icon.
ters and Other Hardware
-> Printers and Faxes.
3.Open the File menu and select Printing Preferences.
The printer driver setup window appears.
4.Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab.
A message appears.
5.Set the paper thickness lever to the left, and load a sheet of A4 or Letter size plain paper into the auto sheet feeder.
6.Follow the instruction in the message.
7.The Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.
Select the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaking in the associated boxes.
Clicking the patterns with the least amount of streaking in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.
8.When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK

And that should do the trick for you.

Sean

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Vista for canon pixma mp140


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.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

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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Colr prints showing plenty of lines


Here's a 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.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

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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Feb 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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White bands on color photo prints


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.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

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

I hope it helps!!!

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