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Not understanding why there's two black ink cartridges

I'm afraid I don't have the user manual for the Canon Pixma ip4000 printer I am using as it belongs to my sister. I've run out of black ink (something easily remedied of course) but I cannot understand why it does not just use the MASSIVE - and full - black ink cartridge next door?? This never seems to go down, yet the printer maintains that it has no black ink!

Please, please explain to me why this should be so, it seems completely illogical.

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One tank is reserved for colour printing and the other one is for grayscale printing ( Black and white). Watch out as when you run out of ink and you keep trying to print a document with empty tank cartridge it will cause your print head to go bad. The cost of a new canon print head is the same as the cost of a new printer. Canon over priced the print head.

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