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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Black ink
The PGBK cartridge is a pigment black ink, while the others use a dye for coloration. The pigment black is used when printing text and other documents. The dye ink is used when printing photos and other colored documents. The dye black is used in conjunction with the color (dye) inks to provide tinting and color gradation, and therefore is not used nearly as much as the pigment black unless you use your printer only for printing photos.
If you're printing text and documents, you will need to buy another pigment black (PGBK) cartridge.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
SOURCE: 5 PGBK vs. 8BK ink cartridges
No there is no way you can adjust it just to use the small black. When copying greyscale or printing greyscale it will use the big black, When printing colour it will always use the small black so there is no way around it!
sorry, hope this helps
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Quick and easy way to do this is to use the automatic duplex more as this uses the 8K cartridge instead of the 5K.
Thing to note is that the 8K is the photo black and dyebase whilst the PG5 is a pigment ink.
As a general rule you'll want to use the PG5 because it's cleaner and sharper for text while the 8K is much better for photo quality inks...
... and the reason it's used for duplexing? Simple... it dries quicker! .. So, you don't have to wait as long for the page to be pulled back in and you get less chance of smudging...
Hope that helps...
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Unfortunately I have no idea which compatible cartridge you're using so it's difficult to provide a definite solution. However a few things to consider:
1. The cartridge needs to have a clear vent hole so if you haven't removed tape or a plug from a hole that was indicated in the instructions, you need to do this.
2. Try removing the cartridge and then touching the exit port on the cartridge with a Q-tip (cotton bud) to see if the ink flows to the cotton. If it doesn't you need to replace the cartridge.
3. Check the cartridge is sitting properly in the printhead.. The interface between the printhead, rubber grommet and the cartridge exit port is very important and the cartridge needs to sit in this properly.
My guess is that the compatible cartridge is not up to the job and you need to consider getting an OEM (Canon original) instead.
You may want to think about finding a refill kit and using the Durschtich (German) method of refilling using bulk ink and a chip resetter instead of compatibles.... Nifty-stuff forums have a LOT of information on this subject so it's well worth a look.
Hope that helps.
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: Why two black ink cartridges?
The larger of the two cartridges is used for text only. The smaller is used for color printing. Its purpose is to eliminate the need for a "Processed" black (black being mader by the color inks).\
Posted on May 30, 2009
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