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Tr-color ink is empty, the printhead is clogged up, inks need purging/ran through a cleaning cycle.

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Set xerox 7845 to black as default print color


You can always look for answers to your Xerox questions at www.xerox.com/support .
Default the Print Driver to Print in Black and White Only for a Microsoft Windows 7 OS:
The steps below can be used to restrict color printing through the print driver.
NOTE: This solution requires administrative permissions and may require the assistance of a System Administrator.
Open the Printers, Printers and Faxes, or Devices and Printers window. See the Related Items below for additional information.
Right-click on the printer, and then select [Properties] or [Printer Properties].
Click on the [Administration] tab.
Expand the [Configurations] section.
Enable the option for [Black and White ONLY].
Click [OK]. The driver will now have Black and White printing as the default and locked so that the option cannot be changed.

Default the Print Driver to Black and White for a Microsoft Windows OS:
Open the Printers window on the computer.
Right-click on the required printer, and then select [Properties] or [Printer Properties] depending on which operating system is being used.
Click on [Advanced], and select [Printing Defaults].
Click on the [Image Options] tab.
Under Color Correction, select [Xerox Black and White Conversion].
Select any other required driver default settings.
Click on [Apply].
Click [OK] to save the settings.
Close the window.

Default the Print Driver to Black and White for MAC OS:
Launch an application, preferably not your browser, that you can print from, e.g. Microsoft Word
  1. Select File -> Print
    1. Select Xerox Features where it says Copies \& Pages
    2. Select Color Options from the drop down labeled Paper/Output
    3. Select Black and White (Black and white printing on the Xerox 7845 costs less.)
    4. On the Presets drop down, select Save As and enter a name, e.g. "Black and White" if you print to multiple printers, check the All Printers
    5. Click OK to save this preset
Now you can test printing by clicking Ok to the print dialog.

Sep 30, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon Pixma 3600 I want black & white printing only for documents Question: How do i turn off the colour cartridges for black & white printing only?


The Grayscale print option optimizes the look of color slides for printing on a black and white printer by adding shading. The Pure Black and White option prints your slides in monochrome.

  1. Open the presentation you want to print.
  2. Click on the word File in the Menu Bar.
  3. Select the option Print.
  4. The Print dialog will appear.
example:
sayurisan20_3.jpg 5.In the Color/Grayscale section, choose the Grayscale option to print in black, white, and shades of gray. 6.Choose the Pure Black and White option to print in black and white only. 7.Click on the OK button.


Jun 06, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Black and white prints are not black


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:
  1. Automatic cleaning of the print head.

    To prevent the print head nozzles from clogging, the print head is automatically cleaned periodically. At that time, a small amount of each color ink is consumed.

    Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink is also consumed.

  2. Color inks may be used to create black.

    When printing in grayscale or on photo paper or when duplex printing, although printing appears in black and white, the color black may be created using the three (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color inks. Printers without a pigment black tank / cartridge will print black / grayscale will create a composite black using color ink even on plain paper.

    Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink may be consumed.
  3. In order to keep the heavy black ink from smearing on the page or in the printer, color ink is used when duplex printing to help create black text.

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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.

Jul 13, 2010 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Problem with printing black and white photos


Probably what happen is that you are printing black and white but you have your printer on color mode, try to set the printer to grayscale or black and white before print. The printer is tring to get the black and white by mixing all three color, that is the most comon way of make black, so, when one of the color is missing you see those red lines.
Also you will solve the problem replacing the color cartridge.

May 19, 2010 | HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printing in just black and white


Epson,. has it rigged, that you must have ink in all the cartridges.............! Doesnt make a difference, if you are printing black and white ONLY.

You have to replace them.

Good Luck......


Dec 29, 2009 | Epson Stylus DX8400 All-In-One InkJet...

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Can't print photo in black and white


Could this be the problem? From the User Guide: "Print Color images in Black and White -- Print your color images in black and white to save the ink in your color ink cartridge.
NOTE: You cannot select this setting if you have selected Color Cartridge for all Black Printing"

Dec 23, 2009 | Dell 962 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Print in black and white option cannot be accessed


on printer options/settings, you need to enable grayscale to print in black and white

Sep 23, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Can't select to print in black and white


when you do a "file" "print" to print the form - click on "preferences" in the print menu - then select "grayscale printing" box. this may have to be done each time you go to print something new

hope you got your taxes done already

Apr 14, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Dell Photo 944 won't print black and white


I had the same problem and just figured it out! On your control panel, choose printer and then Properties. Go to Printing Preferences and click on the Advanced tab. Under this tab is a button for More Options and then a section Complete-A-Print. I had to uncheck "use color cartridge for all black printing" and then check "use black cartridge to print in black and white." Then I had the option back to print in black and white. I have a Dell Photo 964 but I'm assuming the options should be the same. Hope this helps someone!

Mar 08, 2009 | Dell 962 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Only prints in black and white


before you print go to the print properties or preferences, in there see if you find a setting that says black/white or color. select color then print.

you may or may not have this option. the older HP ink-jets defaulted to Black/white and you had to manualy select color from the current document you where printing.

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