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Always prints in color even while printing black and white

Prints in color even while trying to print black and while

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    Steve Nordquist May 11, 2010

    What printer settings are you using?  If you use native color and tell iti to print B&W only, does it do the same thing anyhow?  (Cite the driver version you're using, of course.)


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There are several setting for color printing ... first check the printer settings, then the programe setting, then the dashboard printer settings.

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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:
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  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.

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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.

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Can i print black and white text only when colour cartridges are empty but black is full on an ip14300?


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Have you tried doing nozzel check, does the top black squares all come out ok? if so it could be down to the paper and the inks!
if you use 80gsm paper does it print ok?

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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.

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