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Black ink cartridges

My printer has two black ink cartridges. It is using the CLI-8BK cartidge and my copies are light. What is the difference between this cartridge and the larger black PGI-5BK cartridge? How do you tell the printer which cartridge to use? I've look at the on-line manual and can't find anything regarding this.

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  • bwozniak11 Nov 19, 2008

    how do i figure out how to use the smaller ink cartridge once my big one has run out?

  • lauragleecon Jan 25, 2009

    My Canon MX850 only uses the smaller black ink, the bigger one is full. Even if I don't do duplex, and I select grayscale, I cannot get the printer to print using the larger black ink tank! Help.

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Make sure you are not printing with "photo" settings. Reset to defaults from the preferenceies, select plain paper. See if that solves it.

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