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EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520

Aligning the Print Heads

If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print heads. There are several ways to do this:
If you're using a Windows or Macintosh computer
connected directly to the printer, you can use the Print
Head Alignment utility in your printer software.
If you're printing from DOS, you can use the DOS Print
Head Alignment utility.
If you're connected to the printer via an optional network
interface card or you don't want to use the Print Head
Alignment utility, you can use the control panel.
Using the Print Head Alignment Utility
1. Turn on the printer and load paper in the built-in sheet
feeder, making sure the right edge guide is positioned
correctly for your paper's width and the paper release lever is
in the single sheet position.
Caution:
Load paper that's at least 8.3 inches (210 mm) wide
so ink doesn't spray onto the platen.
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box.
3. Click the
tab (Windows) or the
Utility
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the
Print Head Alignment
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print an alignment
test page and select the correct alignment.
Using the DOS Print Head Alignment
Utility
Before you can align the print heads, you need to install the
DOS alignment utility. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure your computer and printer are turned on.
2. Load several sheets of paper at least 8.3 inches (210 mm)
wide in the built-in sheet feeder, making sure the right edge
guide is positioned correctly for your paper's width. Also
make sure the paper release lever is set to the single sheet
position.
3. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM or diskette
into a drive.
4. At the DOS prompt, type
letter of your drive) and press
5. You see an installation instruction screen. Follow the
instructions on the screen to install the utility on your
computer's hard disk drive.
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button
Utility
icon.
d :\SETUP
(where
d
is the drive
.
Enter
6. Once the utility is installed, log onto the directory you
specified for the utility. Then type
to start the program.
Enter
7. You see the EPSON Print Head Alignment Utility main
screen. Make sure your printer is listed on the screen and
select
. Then follow the instructions on the utility
Next
screens to align your print heads.
Using the Control Panel
1. Turn on the printer and load several sheets of paper at least
8.3 inches (210 mm) wide in the built-in sheet feeder,
making sure the right edge guide is positioned correctly for
your paper's width and the paper release lever is in the single
sheet position.
2. Turn off your printer. Then hold down the
and turn on the printer to turn on print head alignment
mode.
The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints an instruction
sheet telling you how to select a language (the default
setting is English). The printer can then print instructions
on aligning the print heads in the language you choose.
3. Press the
button until the
Alt
lights on the control panel indicate your language.
English
Both lights off
French
Ink Out
Spanish
Both lights on
Portuguese
Ink Out
German
Ink Out
Italian
Ink Out
4. Press the
button. The printer prints instructions on
Pause
aligning the print heads using the control panel.
5. Follow the instructions on the sheet. When you're finished,
turn off the printer to exit print head alignment mode.
6. After five seconds, turn on the printer to resume printing.

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4007159
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
User's Guide
4007158
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
Quick Setup booklet
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