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Ink cartridge running low will it default small cartridge

Printing.
Ink is running low. View the ink details.

This note is refering to the large black cartridge, when empty will it qutomatically move over to the small black cartridge ?
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  • Steddyxx Apr 21, 2009

    When the big 5 PGBK cartridge is "empty", but the 8 BK cartridge is full, the printer will not print. Why can't the printer use the 8 BK cartridge?



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It won't default to the small one...I emailed Canon support; this is the response I got.

The reason for the two different black ink tanks is for the different types of printing your unit is capable of. They are not intended as backups to each other. The larger black tank is pigment based, and is primarily used for standard black text printing or output. The smaller black ink tank is dye based like the color inks, and is used for photo and graphics output. They are designed to complement each other, allowing the printer to produce the best possible black text output or photo quality as appropriate.

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