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Printer-adjusting alignment when printing,my pages come out messed up.1or2lines are good,then the next will be blurry,then the letters are not verticaly lined up.iwent into my printer properties&tried doing the alignment but it doesnt fix it.never had a problem before.just started a few days ago.can someone please help? my operating system is windows2000professional-my printer is a Epson Stylus color 880 ESC/p2. My name is TERRA.email address is trcc2004@yahoo.com thank you

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Hi terra
just try by reinstalling the drivers for the printer

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Need to align ink cartridges


Follow the steps to align newly installed cartridges.

  • When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.
  • The product prints an alignment page.
  • Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.

When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.

Method two: Print an alignment page using the computer

  • Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon ( ) on the lower right side of the Windows taskbar.
  • The HP Solution Center displays.
  • In the HP Solution Center, click Settings . Then click Printer Toolbox .
  • The printer Toolbox displays.
  • Click the Device Services tab.
  • Click Align the Print Cartridges .
  • When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.
  • The product prints an alignment page.
  • Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.

When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.

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I purchased my c4600 printer about 4mths ago and i have just replaced the ink cartriges and it keeps telling me to realighn cartriges how do ido that it is the first time i have needed to change them i...


Here's a support article taken from the HP website regarding alignment of print cartridges. Hope this helps.
Introduction This document provides steps to align print cartridges using the All-in-One control panel or the computer. The appearance of the product varies by model. Aligning print cartridges Follow one of these methods to align print cartridges. NOTE: If the same print cartridge is removed and reinstalled, the product will not prompt to align the print cartridges. The product remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so there is no need to realign the print cartridges. Method one: Print an alignment page using the All-in-One control panel When a new cartridge is installed, the product aligns the cartridge. The cartridges can also be aligned any time after you install the software. Aligning the cartridges helps ensure high quality output. Follow the steps to align newly installed cartridges.
  1. When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  2. Press the button next to OK on the control panel display. The product prints an alignment page. Figure 1: Alignment pagec01369744.gif
  3. Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass. Figure 2: Position the alignment pagec01369745.gif
  4. Press the button next to OK on the control panel display. When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.
Method two: Print an alignment page using the computer Follow these steps to align the cartridges from the HP Photosmart software.
  1. Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon (c01367004.gif ) on the lower right side of the Windows taskbar. The HP Solution Center displays.
  2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings . Then click Printer Toolbox . The printer Toolbox displays.
  3. Click the Device Services tab.
  4. Click Align the Print Cartridges .
  5. When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  6. Press the button next to OK on the control panel display. The product prints an alignment page. Figure 3: Printing an alignment pagec01369744.gif
  7. Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass. Figure 4: Positioning the alignment pagec01369745.gif
  8. Press the button next to OK on the control panel display. When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.

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To align the print cartridges from the HP Photosmart Software
1. Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
3. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click
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NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click the
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The Printer Toolbox appears.
4. Click the Device Services tab.
5. Click Align the Print Cartridges.
When prompted, ensure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray, then
press the button next to OK.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
The product prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
7. Load the page print side down on the right front corner of the glass, and then press
the button next to OK to scan the page.
When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete and the page can be
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Hello,

You may want to run the alignment program again. Below are the steps as found on page 84 of the manual found here.

To align the print cartridges from the HP Photosmart Software
1.
In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click
Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click
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The Printer Toolbox appears.
2. Click the Device Services tab.
3. Click Align the Print Cartridges.
The HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
4. When prompted, ensure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray, then
press the button next to OK.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
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5. Load the page print side down on the right front corner of the glass, and then press
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When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete and the page can be
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Print alignment


Did you set the No. after the alignment print? The prob described is definitly a alignment prob. In case you cant do good by setting the right no. after alignment print the printhead has to be corrected by service personel only.

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