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HP Deskjet D1400 Series - Aligning Ink Cartridges

Introduction
Aligning the ink cartridges is necessary to obtain the best possible printing performance. The product prompts you to align the cartridges each time a new cartridge is installed. You can also align the cartridges at any time from the Printer Toolbox in the HP Solution Center.
Aligning ink cartridges
Follow these steps to align the cartridges using the HP Solution Center.
  note:
Printing alignment sheets shortens the life of ink cartridges. Print them only when necessary.
  1. Load Letter or A4 size unused plain white paper in the paper tray.
  2. Double-click the HP Solution Center icon on the desktop to open it.
    If the HP Solution Center icon is not present on the desktop, use one of the following methods to open the HP Solution Center.
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start, click Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
  3. In HP Solution Center, click Settings, click Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox.
    The Printer Toolbox opens.
  4. From the Device Services tab click Align the Print Cartridges.
  5. Click Align and then follow the on-screen instructions.
    The product prints an alignment page, aligns the cartridges, and calibrates the printer.
  6. Recycle or discard the test page.

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