X/Y Calibration Test Sheet

by RyanCavanaugh, published

X/Y Calibration Test Sheet by RyanCavanaugh Aug 2, 2012


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This is a printable (paper!) sheet for verifying X/Y steps/mm settings.

Each line has tick marks every 1cm. There are 12 lines at 0.5 degree increments so you don't have to bother lining it up exactly with your axes - just tape down within 6 degrees of square and move on the non-test axis until you find the line that's parallel to the test axis movement.


  1. Print out at default settings
  2. Verify your printer is calibrated correctly:
    • The lines should be exactly 1cm apart at the top
    • Tick marks on each line should be exactly 1cm apart
  3. Cut to size (the grid is 5" x 5")
  4. Tape to your print bed
  5. Move on the perpendicular control axis until you find the line that's actually parallel to your test axis movement
  6. Move to the first tick mark on the line
  7. Move 10mm in either direction
  8. If your calibration is correct, you should be on the next tick mark

Rotate 90 degrees and repeat from step 5 to test the other axis

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