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Printing in Black

How do I get it to only pront with black, because I have no yellow ink and I already spent so much on the printer theat I have no spare money, Is there any way that I can print in only black, like a regular printer?

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  • VampireDrug Oct 17, 2008

    yeah I tried that but the printer kept saying your out of yellow ink and won't let me print before replacing the yellow ink *it's driving me INSANE*

  • VampireDrug Oct 17, 2008

    I use the Epson Stylus R300 series and I'm thinking that this is one of thise printers, and would just stupid, it's like asking you to spend more money for them (since most of the time other company inks don't work withthis printer) Grr!!!! Thanks!!

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Try to click the printer properties, if you happen to see a "gray scale" in the properties check it, and try to make an output

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    ikecur Oct 17, 2008

    what kind of printer do you use? coz some of the printer would require all the colors to be full, so they can proceed with the printing.

  • ikecur
    ikecur Oct 17, 2008

    what kind of printer do you use? coz some of the printer would require
    all the colors to be full, so they can proceed with the printing. specially HP printers.

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