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Recalibrate the paper advance

Accurate paper advance is important to image quality because it is part of controlling the proper placement of dots on the paper. If the paper is not advanced the proper distance between printhead passes, light or dark bands appear in the print and image grain may increase.

The printer is calibrated to advance correctly with all the papers appearing in the front panel. When you select the type of loaded paper, the printer adjusts the rate at which to advance the paper while printing. However, if you are not satisfied with the default calibration of your paper, you may need to recalibrate the rate at which the paper advances. See Troubleshooting print-quality issues to determine whether paper advance calibration will solve your issue.

Recalibrating the paper advance procedure

The recalibration procedure takes approximately three minutes.

  1. From the front panel, tap , then Image Quality Maintenance > Paper advance calibration > Calibrate ready paper. The printer automatically recalibrates the paper advance and prints a paper advance calibration image.

  2. Wait until the front panel displays the status screen and re-print your print.

    Note:

    The recalibration procedure takes approximately three minutes. Do not worry about the paper advance calibration image. The front-panel display shows any errors in the process.

    If you are satisfied with your print continue using this calibration for your paper type. If you see improvement in your print, continue with step three. If you are dissatisfied with the recalibration, return to the default calibration, see Return to default calibration.

Return to default calibration

Returning to the default calibration sets all the corrections made by the paper advance calibration to zero.

To return to the default paper advance calibration value, you must reset the calibration.

  1. From the front panel, tap , then Image Quality Maintenance > Paper advance calibration > Reset ready paper calibration.

  2. Wait until the front panel displays the operation has completed successfully.