How to Calibrate Your Printer for Better Print Quality

If you’re experiencing issues with print quality such as banding, streaks of unprinted space, warped or misaligned characters, or incorrect color, it might be time to calibrate your printer. Calibration ensures that the print heads are aligned properly and the nozzles are clean, resulting in a good, clean print.

To calibrate your printer, you’ll need to access the printer utility. In this case, the Epson R 1800 printer utility is used as an example. Some printers may not have an all-in-one utility, but most printers have a nozzle check and cleaning function that runs multiple processes.

The printhead alignment utility is what you’ll use if the text looks like it’s been misaligned, garbled, or warped. When you run the utility, you have the option to choose between automatic and manual alignment. For most users, automatic alignment will suffice. Once you choose automatic alignment, the printer will print an alignment sheet for you to follow the instructions on.

By calibrating your printer, you can ensure that your print quality is consistent and of high quality. If you’re experiencing issues with your printer, try calibrating it first before considering other solutions.