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When I print copies of words that should be in black and white it is using ink from the color cartridge and the print is varying between black and red. As a result my color cartridge is being used up instead of the black and white.

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  • jimmyjak Oct 20, 2008

    Copies that should be in black and white are coming out in black, red,and pink. It is using my color cartridge instead of the black one and is depleting the ink in the color cartridge and not using the black one.Why isn't it using the black cartridge?

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Your cartridges could be in the wrong spot or the printer might not be recognizing the black cartridge so it is using the color one as a substitute.

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Ok..open your printer preferences, and go to color management, and set it for greyscale only, medium or normal, whichever it prefers. And, when you want color, then you will need to go in a set it that way each time.

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