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Pages are no longer printing centered

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HP ENVY 4520

When I print a paper using normal sized paper, the margins begin too low so part of the words are cropped out. I printed a test page and the black squares are about an inch and a half down the paper when they should be closer to the top. I can I fix this?

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@Tamara97, Welcome to HP Support Community!


Follow the steps below to align the printer-


Step 1: Complete the alignment process again

Print a new alignment page.

  1. Load plain white paper in the input tray.

  2. Adjust the paper width guides until they rest against the edges of the paper.

  3. Print an alignment page.

    • Control panel (printers with menus): Open the Tools or Printer Maintenance menu, and then select the option to Align cartridges, Align printhead, or Print an Alignment Page.

    • HP Smart app (Windows 10, macOS, Android, iOS): In the app, click your printer, click Print Quality Tools, and then select the option to align the printheads or cartridges.

    • HP Printer Assistant (Windows): Click Maintain Your Printer, and then select the option to align the printheads or cartridges.

    • HP Utility (Mac): Click the option to align the printheads or cartridges.

  4. If your printer has a scanner, follow the directions on the alignment page to scan it and complete the alignment.

If these tips do not resolve the error, continue to the next step.


Step 2: Reset the printer

Turning the printer off, and then on again might resolve an Alignment failed error message.

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the power source.

  3. Wait 60 seconds.

  4. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.


    HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

If resetting the printer does not resolve the issue, continue to the next step.


Step3: Update the printer firmware

Download available firmware updates from the HP website

With the printer on and connected to the computer, go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads, and then identify your printer. Look for and install any available firmware updates. Refer to the document HP Printers - Updating or Upgrading Printer Firmware


Try printing.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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