How to Align the Print Cartridge for an HP

By Launie Sorrels

  • Overview

    HP has a large array of available printers, so there are several different way to align print cartridges for HP printers. This article explains how to align the cartridge in an HP printer that is not yet connected to a computer. Aligning you printer cartridge prevents blurring and produces the best possible printing performance.
    • Step 1

      Press the CANCEL button and hold it down. Next, press down the ON button, continuing to hold down the CANCEL button.
  • Step 2

    Release both buttons.
  • Step 3

    Press the CANCEL button.
  • Step 4

    Press the PHOTO button.
  • Step 5

    Press the COLOR START COPY button. This will print your alignment sheet.


  • Align the print cartridge

    • Step 1

      Lift the scanner lid.
    • Step 2

      Place the alignment page face down. Be sure that the paper is lined up in the top-left corner.
    • Step 3

      Close the scanner lid.
    • Step 4

      Press the SCAN button.
    • Step 5

      Watch the lights. The On light blinks while the printer is aligning to the alignment sheet. The alignment of the printer cartridge is finished when the On light stops blinking.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • HP printer

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