Is there no way I can print without black ink? I need to write an important document, and I don't mind doing it with blue ink, but it doesn't let me. I've literally spent 30 minutes trying to find a way. Help, please.
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Re: Can't print without black Ink
From HP's website:
The printer will not operate unless all six ink cartridges are installed. Also, HP cannot guarantee the quality of refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges.
Leave the empty cartidge in and go to print, select the printer, click on preferences, then the paper/Quality tab. there select color and best. This way you wil be able to print your document. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
I dont think so, but if you are ever just low on a color, there is an override option in the print menu under setup -> system setup -> print quality -> color supply out. This will override the low cartridge color problem and let you print a little bit more.
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You need a supply of ink in both cartridges in order to print. Even if you are only printing black ink and there is a black ink cartridge with ink in it, your printer will not print without the color catridge installed and it has to have a supply of ink in it. I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately I don't.
To print in all black, you can change a setting through the computer to tell the printer to only use the black ink. This is better than putting black ink where the color ink normally would go as that would cause the shading to be wrong and potentially ruin the documents.
If you have enough black ink in the printer, before you finalize the printing process make sure you have black and white only selected.
This will allow you to print without getting access to the ink cartridge holders.
Good luck hope this helps.
Take out the black cartridge once you've determined that you are completely out of black ink. You'll have to rely on the dark hues from the color cartridge to print in black.
Adjust the printer software settings. Once you take out the black cartridge, your printer's software will typically warn you that you are missing a cartridge. Follow the instructions for your printer to allow the printer to print without the black cartridge. Then set the printer to print in black and white, not color. This overrides the black cartridge and allows the printer to access the dark hues of the color cartridge.
Print a test page to ensure that your printer now prints black using the color cartridge.
Print your documents. Bear in mind that your documents may not appear as black as normal. Still, they should be dark enough to pass for black, depending on how much color ink you have and the strength grade of the ink.
Yes, but it is not advisable. You need to put ink in the other cartridges because after a bit of time they will dry out and become unusable. You will still get error messages that cartridges are empty.
It is in your best interest to at least put some ink into the other cartridges.
If you are not using Epson ink, your printer will do this. Epson printers hate knock-off ink. Always use Epson ink if you want to keep your printer working properly. To solve the problem you are having, try cleaning the ink tubes. Make sure you re-install them properly. Hope this helps. Charlene
The PGI-220 is the larger ink tank and is filled with standard black ink. The PGI-221 black cartridge is the photo black. There is no way to force the printer to use the photo black cartridge (skinny one) to print documents. The photo black cartridge is only used if you print a photo. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling shop and I can't refill these cartridges yet. There is no way to reset the ink level chip without a resetter and any replacement chips you find on the internet are technically violating patent law.
All hp printers need both cartridges installed to operate, it can be emty, as long as its installed. Goto prefrences in you printer settings there is a option use colour or black only.... Hope thise solves your problem
This maybe in the manual under ink tank replacement, most cannons have this, but keep in mind that sometimes the ink feed tubes to the print head get clogged and then the printer will report no ink at all, these cansometimes be cleaned by soaking them in acholol