Steps to Resolve HP Printers Alignment Problems

Use the solutions in this article to overcome the HP printers alignment problems. The steps mentioned herein are applicable to most HP printers that have a printhead.

  1. Printer RESET
  • Use the POWER button to turn ON the printer
  • Now, disconnect the power cord from the printer while it is still switched ON
  • Also, disconnect the power cord from the wall unit
  • Wait for a few minutes and then reinsert the power cord into the printer
  • Turn ON the printer once again using the POWER button
  • If the problem persists, move on to the next step
  1. Alignment page evaluation
  • In the input tray of your printer, place a plain white paper
  • Select the SETTINGS option from the control panel of your printer (123.hp.com/setup)
  • Now, select the TOOLS option à then, select the ALIGN PRINTER option -> select the OK option to continue
  • The alignment process begins on your printer
  • Once the printer alignment is completed, select the OK option
  • An alignment page gets printed
  • You will see sharp images printed if the alignment was successful
  • Else, you will see streaked or faded images on the printed sheet
  • Aligning the printer should ideally resolve the HP printers alignment problems; if not, go to the next step
  1. Printheads should be cleaned
  • Make use of the following steps to clean the printer’s printhead
  • In the input tray of your printer, place a plain white paper
  • Select the SETTINGS option from the control panel of your printer
  • Now, select the TOOLS option à then, select the CLEAN PRINTHEAD option
  • The printer will then clean the printhead
  • To check if the printheads were cleaned successfully, print a Print Quality Diagnostics page
  • Select the SETUP option from the control panel of your printer
  • Select the PRINT REPORT option à then, select the PRINT QUALITY PAGE option
  • Evaluate the page that was printed to check if the HP printers alignment problems were rectified
  • If the problem persists, move on to the next step
  1. Linefeed calibration
  • Make use of the following steps to calibrate the printer’s linefeed
  • In the input tray of your printer, place a plain white paper
  • Select the SETTINGS option from the control panel of your printer
  • Now, select the TOOLS option à then, select the CALIBRATE LINEFEED option
  • To check if the linefeed was calibrated successfully, print a Print Quality Diagnostics page
  • Select the SETUP option from the control panel of your printer
  • Select the PRINT REPORT option à then, select the PRINT QUALITY PAGE option
  • Evaluate the page that was printed to check if the HP printers alignment problems were rectified

If the problem remains unsolved, then get in touch with our experts on our toll-free number at +1-855-628-2520 or visit us at 123-hp-com-support.com

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