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I fill my printer with black ink but my printer dosen't print black!why

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    Steve Gilbertson May 11, 2010

    can you give more info, what kind of printer is it ink or toner?

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Make sure the print settings on for you printer is set correctly. Run alignment and test pages If that does'nt work check to make sure you have the right ink cartridge. However, if these don't work call the manufacturer (customer service) of your printer or look on the manufacturers' website

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I have had this printer since late Aug, 2010 and it has never worked correctly. Printer keps telling me black ink cartridge is not in. I have to re click the black ink after every print. Not impressed.


clean the contacts with a clean cloth. I'm assuming that the cartridge is from the manufacturer of the printer if not, try to use the ink cartridge for that printer. Also make sure that the cartridge is securely placed in the bay and is not wiggling.

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Not possible.
Epson uses the black cartridge mostly, but also adds color to the black printing in order to keep the color inks from drying in the print jets on the printhead.
They also make lots of money that way...

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you can check if you have a problem with your cartridge by testing it with a same or similar printer. I have a issue just like that yesterday. I thought it was a printer flex then i found out it was the ink cartridge itself. (you may let your printer checked as a second option).

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This is a dot matrix printer. The way they work is there is a print head that has a heap of little needles with flat tops on them, and they push out at high speed against the ink ribbon, and the ink ribbon is pushed against the paper to make a dot. Then the pin is retracted, spring loaded.
Pretty amazing that it can work that fast, eh!
So the only thing that can influence the ink colour on your paper is the ribbon.
Are you using original Lexmark ribbons? If so, my recommendation would be to take a sample print to where you got the printer from and get them to demonstrate the print quality of one of these printers, then compare it with yours.
Dot Matrix printers will not produce print as black or as high a quality as a laser printer, for example.
Perhaps the ink ribbons you are using have a less than top quality ink in them, and there is a bit of "bleeding" going on - it can only be the ribbon.
Another thing you can experiment with to get the best print quality is the print head gap - there will (should) be an adjustment, and getting that right will make a difference to print quality.
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Let the ink settle in the cartridge for awhile. Make sure no ink is on the outside of the cartridge which adversely effects the signal to the printer.

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open the printers program menu...and give 'check' grayscale!
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