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HP Deskjet 900C Series Printers - How to Align the Print Cartridges

Introduction
This document explains how to align, or calibrate, the print cartridges. This needs to be done if the color ink and black ink are not lining up on the printed page.
Aligning the print cartridges
Microsoft(R) Windows 3.1x
  1. On the Windows desktop screen, open the HP Deskjet 900C Series window, and click HP Deskjet 900C Series Toolbox. The HP Deskjet 900C Series Toolbox dialog box appears.
  2. On the Printer Services tab, click Calibrate the Printer. The Calibrate Printer dialog box appears.
  3. Click Calibrate.
Microsoft Windows 95 or 98
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to HP Deskjet 900C Series, and click HP Deskjet 900C Series Toolbox. The HP Deskjet 900C Series Toolbox dialog box appears.
  2. On the Printer Services tab, click Calibrate the Printer. The Calibrate Printer dialog box appears.
  3. Click Calibrate.
Macintosh
  1. Go to the HP Inkjet Utility. In Mac OS 9 it is in the following location: Hard Drive / Applications (Mac OS 9) / Utilities. In Mac OS X, it is in: Hard Drive / Applications / Utilities.
  2. From the menu at the top of the Inkjet utility window, select Calibrate Device.
  3. Click Align.
 note:
The green checkmark to the left of the last line indicates that the alignment was successful. Certain paper types can prevent the alignment from working.
Alternate method of aligning
  1. Remove the cartridges from the printer.
  2. Reinstall the cartridges and close the cover.
  3. The printer will automatically calibrate the cartridges.
    OR
  4. Hold the POWER button down and tap (press and release) the CANCEL button three times.

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