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This article will run you through the process of aligning your printer.  
 
This article will run you through the process of aligning your printer.  
  
Due to manufacturing tolerances each Argentum will have a slightly different alignment value. The alignment consists of a Vertical offset and Horizontal components. The Vertical offset is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers y axis. The Vertical offset is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers x axis.  
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Due to manufacturing tolerances each Argentum will have a slightly different alignment value. Alignment consists of Vertical offset and Horizontal components. The horizontal component is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers y axis. The vertical component is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers x axis. In the ARC software these components are called Vertical_offset and Horizontal_offset.
  
The alignment menu can be found in the ARC software under Utilities > Processing Options. This is what it looks like:
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The alignment menu can be found under Utilities > Processing Options. This is what it looks like:
  
 
[[File:Printer Options Dialog.png|400px]]
 
[[File:Printer Options Dialog.png|400px]]
  
Misalignment can be seen
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The easiest way we've found to determine the optimal values for Horizontal_offset and Vertical_offset is by printing an image and observing the direction of the misalignment.
  
The fastest way we've found to determine the optimal values for Horizontal_offset and Vertical_offset is to print an image, look at the alignment, change the offset in the appropriate direction and print the image again. When you're happy with the alignment you can stop.
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Although you can use any image to determine misalignment it's easiest to print something small with lines that align with the printers axis. We use the following image:
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[[File:Alignment.png|400px]]

Revision as of 17:55, 17 September 2014

This article will run you through the process of aligning your printer.

Due to manufacturing tolerances each Argentum will have a slightly different alignment value. Alignment consists of Vertical offset and Horizontal components. The horizontal component is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers y axis. The vertical component is the distance between the two ink cartridges in the printers x axis. In the ARC software these components are called Vertical_offset and Horizontal_offset.

The alignment menu can be found under Utilities > Processing Options. This is what it looks like:

Printer Options Dialog.png

The easiest way we've found to determine the optimal values for Horizontal_offset and Vertical_offset is by printing an image and observing the direction of the misalignment.

Although you can use any image to determine misalignment it's easiest to print something small with lines that align with the printers axis. We use the following image:

Alignment.png