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Ink Replacement How do I get the printer to print in one color without have to replace ALL the ink cartridges, in this case black, even after gray-scaling it.

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  • VampireDrug Oct 17, 2008

    Yes I did (set my printer to gray-scale), it still won't print, the ink replacement on the little screen on the printer gets in the way of the print, not matter what I set the print options to on the computer. My printer hates me T_T!! Thanks for the help though ^_^!!

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Go to your printer preferences and set your option there.

Start >> Control Panel >> Printers

Select your printer >> right click >> Properties >> in the next dialog, hit the button "Printer Preferences" and set your color there.

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Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Oct 17, 2008

    Setting your printer to "gray scale" takes one color.

    This will be fixing your issue

    Did you try that?

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