I had bad luck with mine as well. I could align it with a laser alignment tool, lower the head 1ft, raise the head 1ft, test the alignment again and it would be off. I wrestled with it for a while and couldn't get anywhere. While I was deciding what to do next I came across a used Durst Pictocrom which I believe uses the durst 1200 chassy? Anyway the Durst is a rock, I aligned it 6 months ago and it's still spot on. Since then I've decided to use the lpl for paper flashing and other jobs.