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I have a canon ip6700d and only want to use black ink - i only use it for printing documents. How do a set it for this? kind regards Steve

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Hi steve,
no setting for this. Usage of ink automatically defined by printer base on what you print. If you print black text printer will use black ink only. But colour ink may get low slowly since the printer perform cleaning each time you turn it on.

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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:
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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.

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My iP6700D won't print black either!


Your printhead is plugged and cleaning can't help a lot. It'spossible that the purge unit is not cleaning properly, in which case a new printhead could be ruined in a short while. Otherwise if you aren't printing something at least once a week, the ink has just dried in your printhead and you need a new one.

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