Last Updated : 27-Aug-2007
Issue Number : 8000136401
Category : Error Messages
Description : LED indications <Failed to scan head alignment sheet.>
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.
- 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.

1. Launch IJ Printer Utility.

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

*Display varies according to the printer model.

3. Click Print Head Alignment.

4. Load one sheet of A4 or letter size plain paper into the auto sheet feeder, and click Print Head Alignment.

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

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

*Display varies according to the printer model.

6-1. Select the pattern with the least amount of vertical streaking in the field for Column A.
6-2. Enter the pattern number of the selected pattern in the Column A box displayed in the right side of the screen.
6-3. Similarly, enter the numbers of the selected patterns in the Column B to J boxes.
6-4. 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.

Performing Print Head Alignment is completed.

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