Question about Lexmark Printers & Copiers
For most ink based printers you will have to maintain both color and black for greyscale. if you were more specific on model i could be more clear. good luck.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
disregaurd any prior solutions in cleaning any contacts. that model doesnt have an electrical contact to clean. there are little magnets inside each color and black cartrige that work off a float mechanisim inside each one. when the levels get low the magnet indicates to the printer it is empty. unfortunately for you this stylis model as with all brother model printers wont work even if the color your setting up in the properties or settings feature are set to black and the black is full. its the companies way of forcing you into buying new ink. be aware though that my brother catriges cost 78.00 for the 3 color and one black set. i found these cartriges online through ebay but with one more additional black cartrige for a total of 5 not for ,for a total cost of 13.11 with free shipping. sounds too good to be true but for 13.00 it was worth a try. i have now purchased several 5 packs from them and couldnt be happiere.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
Hello Lisa; Your machine can't satisfy what you want, because this machine make for color purpose, therefor, if they run out any cartridge they don't work, same reason if you don't want color printer why don't buy black and white ?
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
No, Canon does not have this facility. Also mostly greyscale is not light black but rather a mixcture of the 3 primary colours. You should have a reset/resume button on the printer - hold this in for a slow 5 seconds to de-activate ink warnings per cartridge that is giving alarms. Proceed carefully and only print text that is black so that the colour printheads do not burn out.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
Please follow the instructions below from Cannon support page...
Setting the Ink Cartridge When printing, you can specify which ink cartridge to use. This is convenient if one of the ink cartridges becomes empty, you can continue printing by specifying the ink cartridge that still has ink. Note:
You can set the Ink Cartridge Settings from the Maintenance tab in the printer driver.
To access the printer driver from the application software, click here.
To access the printer driver from the Printers folder, click here.
Application Software -
Note: Depending on the application software, command names or menu names may vary and there may be more steps. For details, refer to the user's manual of the application software.
Printers Folder -
For Windows 7
For Windows XP Professional Edition
For Windows 2000
Note: The layout varies depending on the printer and version of Windows you are using.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
I ran this process two months ago when the printer was 4 months in use.
Try running through the manual cleaning process for the print heads.
3-choose ALL. If that doesnt work try cleaning BLACK only.
when the cleaning finishes the machine will go back to standby mode automatically.
see pg 172 in users manual under routine maint.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
Take the "empty" cartridge out and shake it, and then reinsert it. I did that on my HP 8500 and it worked. The indicator light showed it was full.
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
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