Question about Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

7 Answers

Printing black only documents with Canon PIXMA iP4000 printer.

I generally use this printer to print documents only. However instead of using the 3e Black ink cartridge it ends up using a blend of the #6 color inks to get black. I end up with four empty #6 cartridges and a full 3e Black cartridge.

Help, Gene

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • genenk Oct 07, 2008

    Check whether the settings are correct to use black ink...in the printer settings.. This is not the answer. What are the settings to use black ink. Gene

  • genenk Oct 07, 2008

    I am not using the photo setting.

  • genenk Oct 08, 2008

    I generally use this printer to print documents only. However instead of using the 3e Black ink cartridge it ends up using a blend of the #6 color inks to get black. I end up with four empty #6 cartridges and a full 3e Black cartridge. So far no helpful suggestions. Gene

×

7 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 45 Answers

YOu will need to unload the current driver for the PIXMA iP4000 printer <== this is the cause of the changes in settings which tell the printer what cartridges to use. Basically its the instructions used to communicate from the printer to the pc or the pc to the printer.
.
To remove:
Right Click My computer -> Tab "Hardware" -> Select "Device Manager"-Then look for your printer. Usually labeled under "Ports" if it uses a COM or LPT port for connection. Otherwise im assuming its a USB Based."Universal Serial Bus Controllers" This method is not the same for everyone.

You will need to download the new drivers from either:
http://www.canon-drivers.com/Canon-driver-list/s_22_1.shtml
or
http://www.download.com/BJ-Printer-Driver-Canon-Pixma-iP4000/3000-2116_4-10555918.html
or go to the manufacturers website,->look for your product->look for your support/download/drivers

You will choose the appropriate drivers and install. Then your settings should be corrected.

IF this does not work, the case could be that by default on the default profile or on the printer settings not pc or vice versa, it is set up for picture quality. Or the printer does not directly see the cartridge


I hope this helps. Please Rate.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • Victor Castro
    Victor Castro Oct 08, 2008

    o0o one more thing in your settings to use the black ink you can change pages to print black and white only. If that method works it could just be your settings are made to use only color. therefore using a mesh of cartridge colors to create black

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,894 Answers

Then the black color you are trying to print is not perfect black.

perfect black is 0000#

only if it is perfectly black printer will use black only.. even if small color modification it will use other colors also

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,472 Answers

Have you tried changing the settings to printing in black and white only? That may solve your problem.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 116 Answers

Just remove the old driver of the printer loaded before. and load it again after you successfully un install.
loading the drivers again will make all the settings correct.you just have to make that settings default settings.so that new settings will never change till you yourself change the default settings.
every thing your printer.your cartridges are proper.just uninstall and then reinstall.every thing will resolve.and become normal.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 69 Answers

Has anyone messed with the color schemes? they may cause that to happen too.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 75 Answers

Check whether the settings are correct to use black ink...in the printer settings..

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 13,433 Answers

It must be a coloring setting in the printer.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ekse Oct 07, 2008

    the user manual is here

    http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0900005654/i...



    I will look for the setting, Hold on.

  • Ekse Oct 07, 2008

    the manual doesn't mention about the black setting, try doing a Nozzle check pattern and a print head cleaning for the black thats on page 53 and nozzle check is few pages before that.



    Still looking into this.

  • Ekse Oct 07, 2008

    Its possibly your print mode setting, if its set to photo it may be using only the 4 carts. It will possibly use the 3e black on another setting.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why would my Canon IP4000 Printer stop printing documents; however, it will print perfectly if I use the PRINTER PREFERENCES test printing (Windows7)?


Try going to control panel, printers, and check if it says your printer is ready to print..... also right-click on your printer and click cancel all documents.... It should clear the queue, often printers won't print because there are too many documents in queue and I guess it just freezes up.... Hope this helps :)

Jan 11, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Cartidge 3E Black not printing


make sure the smaill tape on the ink cartridge is peeled off.

Jul 25, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

IP4000 - How can I force the printer to use the large black (6) ink cartridge?


Do you mean the large black ink as in the 3e vs. the 6? If so, the large black, 3e, is a pigment based ink and the printer should only use it when print text and black and white things. The 6 black is a dye based ink and the printer should only use it when printing photos.

Jan 14, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Not understanding why there's two black ink cartridges


One tank is reserved for colour printing and the other one is for grayscale printing ( Black and white). Watch out as when you run out of ink and you keep trying to print a document with empty tank cartridge it will cause your print head to go bad. The cost of a new canon print head is the same as the cost of a new printer. Canon over priced the print head.

Nov 30, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Printer print blue instead of black


I have the same problem with my ip 5200, when printing a document in plain black.. I spoke to canon support and they suggested to save the .doc document as a txt file before printing. It works. Not too sure if this uses any colour ink to produce the black.

You can also set the printer on grayscale. However, the printer uses the colour ink to produce black.... hence printing in black & white becomes rather expensive.

If anyone has drivers to fix this problem please let me know...

Jul 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Nagging low ink message IP4000


Put in a set of new color cartridges and then make sure in the printer settings it is set to Black & White printing only.

Hope this helps

Thanks for reading!

Apr 13, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Printing text


What program are you printing from? I noticed that sometimes IE7 will print screen content the way you described. The only work-around I have is to copy and paste the content to Word (or other word processor), and format it accordingly.

Dec 10, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Black will not print


This may seem obvious but have you tried cleaning and refreshing the print heads? I've had a similar problem with only certain colors and the cleaning seemed to help.

Nov 06, 2007 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Printing Problem


Cleaning cycles use ink. So it's no wonder it got worse, the ink level went down. Are you 100% sure that the black cart is full? they can give a wrong reading on occasion. what makes you think its full? Could be also that you need to replace the head- the part the cart fits into. generally they don't last more than 18 months.] Another possibility is that the black is indeed full, but dry. Put a wet sponge to the nozzle, see if it soaks up a decent amount of ink. Good luck

Jun 06, 2006 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

165 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1842 Answers

Corne Viljoen

Level 2 Expert

385 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...