Question about Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

Open Question

Can you change print settings on a canon MG6250 to print using the PGBK cartridge is the BK runs out?

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
old marine
  • 1985 Answers

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

Ad
  • 76 Answers

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

websnail
  • 419 Answers

SOURCE: MP600 printer won't use the 8 BK black ink

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

websnail
  • 419 Answers

SOURCE: Not printing black ink after replacing cartridge

Hi,

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.

Martin

Posted on May 28, 2009

don_farr
  • 1011 Answers

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).\

Don

Posted on May 30, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon PIXMA iP4200 not printing PGBK properly - only printing top 50% of PGBK grid on test page.


Man you did some awesome troubleshooting! I don't know, but it sounds like something is physically wrong with internal electronics. I'd call in the big dogs at Canon themselves.
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/contactus

Nov 17, 2016 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Canon MP640 won't use pgbk cartridge


its maybe air leak to cartrige.check the hole on cartridge must closed.then clean head by printer propertis .cleanhead for 4 or 5 times

Oct 04, 2017 | Canon MP640 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have a Canon Printer PIXMA MX870. My black ink (PGBK) has run out. Will the single black (BK) kick in? I've looked for the user manual which might describe this but couldn't find it.


The black ink (smaller cartridge) will not kick in, but if you are just getting the warning that the ink in the larger cartridge is out, you can override the alam by holding down the OK button on the printer. Once you do this, the printer will continue to print, but you have to manually monitor the ink to assess when the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

Apr 26, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office...

1 Answer

Printer won't print


Yes, these machines are designed to only function if all inks are present and meet minimum requirements. Not doing so could result in damage to the print head. The large black ink, the 5, is also a pigment based ink and highly prone to clogging. Letting this machine sit for extended periods of time unused can also cause damage, possibly irreparable, to the print head. We typically recommend people using these style machines always keep a back up set of cartridges on hand to avoid issues.

Mar 23, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

I have problem with print-head for PGBK-5. On the test-print it does not appear as the pattern suppose to be (from the top) PGBK, C, C, M, M, Y, and BK. The pattern always appear C,C,M,M,Y and BK. I used...


if the clogging is worst then the deep head cleaning wont help.the head will need to be cleaned up manually and the waste ink pad in the printer should be cleaned too. this is covered normally in printer servicing.give special instructions to clean the head properly while you hand over the printer for servicing to any local tech. head cleaning and servicing will solve the issue
This will help. Thanks, please keep updated. please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

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).\

Don

May 30, 2009 | Canon MP610 Photo All-In-One Printer

3 Answers

Printer not printing in black


Problem Solved --- Agree with the comment about "not buying the cheap ink". Stick with the Canon PiXMA (PGBK 5) and (BK 8) black ink refills. The printer can be cleaned and/or deep cleaned using the Menu Button to find this function.

Apr 21, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Canon Pixma MP630 not printing all colours


Colour not printing. Check vent hole on cartridge not blocked by glue or bit of the orange tape, cleared mine with knife now works fine

Feb 19, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

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.

Oct 13, 2008 | Canon MP610 Photo All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Canon MP500 PGPK cartridge wont print


i have the same problem too. This is obviously a product defect. If Canon not fix it, i wont buy Canon printer anymore.

May 21, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

99 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1985 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...