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Do I have to install a color cartirdge (CL-41)?

Do I have to install a color cartirdge (CL-41) in my Canon MP 160 Printer? I was hoping to run it on black (PG-40) alone. But with just the black cartridge, the 'Color Ink' light is flashing. I don't need the color and wondered if there was a way to just print with the one, black cartridge?
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D. A. Cyr

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Some will allow printing with just black & others will not. You may need to put a color cartridge in to print. Check your owners manual or canon website to make sure but if you do need a color cartridge you can buy a generic brand that works with your printer to save some $$. Hope this helps.

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