If your printouts become uneven, blurry or faded, your printer will likely need a printhead alignment. A printhead alignment corrects the position of the printhead, allowing for optimal print quality. Most printers have a built-in alignment function that you can access via your printer’s “settings” menu. For specifics on your printer, consult your user guide. The alignment process can take a couple of minutes. Be sure to let the process alignment finish before attempting to print. Do not turn off the printer during the middle of an alignment, as you may damage the machine.
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