Running the Print Head Alignment Utility

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Using EPSON Drivers and Utilities for Macintosh
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Running the Print Head Alignment Utility
If banding appears on your prints, or vertical lines are not straight, you need 
to align the print head. You can also use the control panel to align the head 
(as described in Chapter 3). Both procedures align the head for all modes 
and resolutions.
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, use 13 
×
 19-inch EPSON coated ink jet 
paper (short edge first). You’ll need 4 sheets to complete the procedure, 
which includes 12 patterns of 7 rows each and takes about 15 minutes.
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, you can use EPSON roll paper. Six 
patterns of 15 lines or boxes are printed, which takes about 10 minutes. The 
patterns are repeated across the width of the page.
Follow these steps:
1. Load a paper in the printer. 
2. Click the utility button 
 in the Print or Page Setup dialog box. 
3. Click the 
Print Head Alignment
 button. 
4. Follow the messages on your screen. The printer prints the head 
alignment patterns. If you’re using cut sheet paper, remove each sheet 
after printing and load another sheet.
5. After all the patterns have printed, do one of the following:
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, choose the row number that has 
the smallest gap in each pattern. In the first example below, row 4 
has the smallest gaps. In the second, row 6 has the smallest gaps.
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