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My school room printer Dell 5130cdn is out of color ink, however it does still have black ink, how can i get the printer to print with just the black ink?


when in print section go to settings and click on black or unclick color
be aware that color is need to get black and white reproductions ( copies)

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My color inks are out of ink but still in the printer...i just replaced the black ink. when i try to print, it will not allow me and says to replace the color inks first. i followed the instructions to...


The Lexmark Impact S305 printer requires all the cartridges to have ink in them to continue printing - even if you're printing using black ink only. To print true black, you actually use some of the color ink.
Note: Leaving the color cartridge empty or dry isn't good for the printer. It can lead to poor print quality if you want to print color in the future.

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Please describe your what size ink cartridge do i need for pixma mp160 printer problem:


The following cartridges are compatible with Canon MP160:

Canon PG 40 Black Ink Cartridge Black Ink Cartridge

Canon PG 50 High Capacity Black Ink Cartridge
Black FINE Cartridge, High Capacity

Canon CL 41 Tri Color Ink Cartridge
1 Cartridge of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

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Black and white prints are not black


Sorry, steve, that you are experiencing this problem.

According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:

Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
  1. Automatic cleaning of the print head.

    To prevent the print head nozzles from clogging, the print head is automatically cleaned periodically. At that time, a small amount of each color ink is consumed.

    Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink is also consumed.

  2. Color inks may be used to create black.

    When printing in grayscale or on photo paper or when duplex printing, although printing appears in black and white, the color black may be created using the three (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color inks. Printers without a pigment black tank / cartridge will print black / grayscale will create a composite black using color ink even on plain paper.

    Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink may be consumed.
  3. In order to keep the heavy black ink from smearing on the page or in the printer, color ink is used when duplex printing to help create black text.

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I might suggest taking out the color ink cartridges leaving only black there, but some printers don't take kindly to this. So, you may have to further experiment with magenta, cyan, and yellow to make it at least seem b&w to your best eye's judgment.

Good luck on this.

Jul 13, 2010 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Gud day! ineed help ihave a printer hp it won't print the color black unlike other color. plssssss help asap!!!


1. check the cartridge. remove and put it back in and make sure that it is properly connected.
2. Check if it still has ink in it or you can check its ink level on the software that comes with the printer.
3. If there is no more ink or the ink is near draining, purchase a brand new ink.

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Just bought lexmark model X2600m, thought it was black/color printer/copier/scanner but seems it is only color, is it suppose to print in black and color or just color????


i have one too but you have to but the ink online because it is a fairly recent model.
the ink is number 14 black i believe.and it does print in black.you dont need black ink to print in black altho is does guzzle colored ink when making black.ink is about $20 +shipping i think.
link:http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/product/home/644/0,6970,204816596_653293766_1189421700_en,00.html?tabId=7&func=rewsupplies&prtr=4433001&lang=0&ctry=00000409&src=10

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Colored Ink problem


Make sure you are using the correct cartridges for the Z35. They should be #26 (color) and #16 (black).

Make sure the contacts are clean where the cartridge connects to the printer electrically. A little alcohol wipe is good for this. Clean contacts on both the cartridge and the carrier in the printer.

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Photocopying


According to " HP Officejet R, PSC 500 and Color Copier - General Copying Issues and Solutions", under the problem heading "Black is not Black", notes that:

"The unit will perform mono (or black) copies using the color cartridge to create a composite black in Normal and Best modes. This is necessary to create the correct grayscale shades. NOTE: The HP PSC 500 all-in-one product cannot perform black copies. Scan the image in and print it out in greyscale.

The color cartridge may be out of one color of ink. Run a self-test page to verify that all the colors are there. Replace the cartridge if they are not."

In other words, the device only uses the black ink cartridge when used as a computer printer. When used as a stand-alone copier, it uses the color ink cartridge, and all three ink colors must be present and working to give a black and white copy. Perhaps you can refill the color cartridge with black ink in all chambers?




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Colored Ink problem


Make sure the printer settings are set properly to print in color on the PC. Even if there is a color cartridge, if the PC only tells it to print black ink it's not going to use the color cartridge.

Jun 08, 2007 | Lexmark Color Z35 InkJet

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