Adjusting Individual Image Position Setting by Using the Test Page

You can adjust the printed image position, which is misaligned or distorted, by confirming test pages and specifying setting values.
When the printed image is slanted. Correcting Image Misalignment
When the printed image is distorted like a parallelogram. Correcting Distortion (Parallelogram)
When the printed image is distorted like a trapezoid. Correcting Distortion (Trapezoid)
When the printed image is enlarged or reduced. Adjusting the Zoom Ratio of the Image
When the printed image is misaligned vertically or horizontally. Adjusting Left Edge Alignment of the Image/Adjusting Lead Edge Alignment of the Image
Before making adjustments, clean the platen glass and the back of the feeder.
You cannot change the image position on paper which is being used for copying/printing jobs.
The image positions on the first side and second side may match each other, if you adjust the image position in order shown below.
Correct image misalignment  correct distortion (parallelogram)  correct distortion (trapezoid)  adjust the zoom ratio  adjust the left edge alignment  adjust the lead edge alignment
To adjust the image position on long sheets, print out a long sheet test page. The adjustment can be made more efficiently than with the test page printed out by <Output Test Page> under <Adjust Image Position>.

Test Page

The test page, which you printed for correct distortion (parallelogram), can also be used for correct distortion (trapezoid), adjust the zoom ratio, adjust the left edge alignment, and adjust the lead edge alignment. If you adjust the image position in the order of correct image misalignment  correct distortion (parallelogram)  correct distortion (trapezoid)  adjust the zoom ratio  adjust the left edge alignment  adjust the lead edge alignment, you need to print a test page when you make the adjustment shown below.
Before you start the correct image misalignment.
Before you start the correct image misalignment
Standard Size Test Page
The test page used when you adjust the image position is described below. The following shows the test page which is printed on A3 paper.
(The side with "1st side" printed is the front side. The side with nothing printed on it is the back side.)
Long Sheet Test Page
The long sheet test page used when you adjust the image position of long sheets is described below. The following shows the long sheet test page which is printed on user-defined size (330.2 x 762 mm) paper. (The side with "1st side" printed is the front side. The side with nothing printed on it is the back side.)
Before making adjustments, print the long sheet test page* with the following conditions. If it is not printed properly, the adjustments may not be accurate.
Set the zoom ratio to 100% (same size).
Use the paper to use for the output to print the long sheet test page.
* The long sheet test page is available from the online manual site.
'b', 'f', 'h', and 'j' may be printed multiple times depending on the size of the output paper. Make the adjustment at the position nearest to the tail edge of the paper.
Marks for Correct Image Misalignment, Correct Distortion (Parallelogram), and Correct Distortion (Trapezoid)
The 'i' and 'j' marks are used for Correct Image Misalignment, 'a' and 'g' marks are used for Correct Distortion (Parallelogram), and 'b' and 'h' marks are used for Correct Distortion (Trapezoid).
If the printed image is misaligned, you can adjust the image position by specifying the Correct Image Misalignment mode. The image position is corrected after you measure and enter the length of the 'i' and 'j' marks (for the long sheet: the length of the 'i' mark and the 'j' and 'h' marks that are closest to the tail edge of the paper).
Standard size
Long sheet
If the printed image is distorted like a parallelogram, you can adjust the angle of the image by specifying the Correct Distortion (Parallelogram) mode. The angle of the image is corrected after you measure and enter the length of the 'a' and 'g' marks.
Standard size
Long sheet
If the printed image is distorted like a trapezoid, you can adjust the angle of the image by specifying the Correct Distortion (Trapezoid) mode. The angle of the image is corrected after you measure and enter the length of the 'b' and 'h' marks (for the long sheet: the length of the 'b' and 'h' marks that are closest to the tail edge of the paper).
Standard size
Long sheet
Register Marks for Adjusting the Zoom Ratio
The zoom ratio of printed area is shown by 'f' and 'd' on the test page. When the setting is correct, the length of 'f' will be 360 mm and the length of 'd' will be 250 mm (for the long sheet: the length of 'f' will be 450.0 mm, 550.0 mm, 650.0 mm and the length of 'd' will be 250 mm).
Standard size
Long sheet
Standard size
If you print the test page using paper smaller than 270 mm x 380 mm, you cannot measure the length of 'f' and 'd' as the entire image will not be printed on the paper. In this case, calculate the expanding/reducing percentage by comparing the measured length of 'f/2' and 'd/2' with the default values (f/2: 180 mm, d/2: 125 mm). By using the calculated percentage, adjust the zoom ratio. Adjusting the Zoom Ratio of the Image
An Example of the Test Page Lacking an Image.
Long Sheet
If you print the long sheet test page using paper smaller than 270 mm x 762 mm, the entire image will not be printed on the paper. Calculate the expanding/reducing percentage by comparing the measured length of 'd/2' with the default value (d/2: 125 mm). If 'f' is not printed entirely, measure the length of 'f' that is closest to the tail edge of the paper, and calculate the expanding/reducing percentage by comparing the measured length with the default values (f=450 mm, 550 mm, 650 mm). By using the calculated percentage, adjust the zoom ratio. Adjusting the Zoom Ratio of the Image
An Example of the Long Sheet Test Page Lacking an Image.
Register Marks on the Left Edge and Lead Edge
If the printed image on the output paper is moved left and right from the correct position in the feeding direction, you can adjust the position by measuring the length of 'i' and entering the value.
If the printed image on the output paper is moved back and forth from the correct position in the feeding direction, you can adjust the position by measuring the length of 'e' and entering the value.
Standard size
Long sheet
*1 Adjust the Lead Edge Alignment
*2 Adjust the Left Edge Alignment
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