Alignment

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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. You'll want something small because you will have to print it several times changing the alignment each print. We use the following image:

Alignment.png

The alignment is stored in the print file on the SD card. This means you'll need to re-process the image each time you change the horizontal or vertical offset.