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Color printing How do you stop the color printing when you just what black ink.  Trying to save ink.

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If you have a Mac, go to System Preferences and click on Print & Fax. Click on Utility > Open Printer Utility. Select the printer and click on Options & Supplies. In Ink Cartridge Settings, select Black Only and Apply the changes.

I use a Mac for graphic design and print my emails and preliminary designs out in black and white to save money. www.hibbsdesign.com

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If your using windows OS go to control panel , then printer and fax icon open it you will see canon printer series listed right click on it and go to printing preference tab ,check print all documents in black and white click okay and then try to print....

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot print in black because color cartidge is out of ink

There is a 'low toner' override in the menu system, but if this has NOT been set already, a 'flag' will be set on the chip on the cartridges that are low/empty.

The printer needs to 'see' cartridges that are usable, i.e. NOT empty, in order to function.

It is possible to replace just the chips on the colour cartridges, but then any colour printing quality could be compromised of course, as the colours will be low/empty. You would then be able to use the printer as if it were a mono laser, just changing the black cartridge when needed

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SOURCE: canon mx310 how to print color document in black

When you go to save it or just before that you select file then go to print properties under that there should be a selection to print it in black and white.

Let us know ether way but its done under printer properties.

Thanks and please do be considerate that we are trying to help when you leave your positive ratings and feedback, thanks

Posted on May 26, 2010

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Printer does not print color photo greyscale


You will need to get that color cartridge. When printing a photo the printer will pull from both color and black to make a grey scale picture
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How to use canon pixma mp 210 How can i print using only black and not having the color ink cartridge in as well? is this possible, or must there always be a black cartridge and a color cartridge installed...


With respect to Canon MP210 color usage during greyscale printing: Unfortunately, with many of the newer inkjet printer models & printer drivers, printing in greyscale actually consumes more color ink than normal draft printing. If you wish to save on color ink, it is suggested to do one of the following as available in your specific printer driver/software:
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Lexmark 3600-4600 stops at 34% when trying to print a test page. Color ink is low, but I only want black in any event.


If your color ink is already empty or not substantial for printing, then you must replace it with a new cartridge. The Lexmark printer will continue to print when there's substantial ink in the cartridges.
If you prefer to print in black and white as your default print setting, please follow the steps below: (make sure your black and color cartridges ink levels are good)

For Windows OS:

1. Go to Control Panel.

2. Open Printers and Faxes.

3. Right-click on Lexmark 3600-4600 Series print object and click on Properties.

4. In the Lexmark 3600-4600 Series Properties window, go to Advanced tab. Click on Printing Defaults.

5. In the Lexmark 3600-4600 Series Printing Preferences window, under Ink Use, select Print using black ink only. Click OK.

6. Click OK button in the Lexmark 3600-4600 Series Properties window to save the changes.


Your printer will print in black and white draft mode the next time you send a print job to the printer.


For Mac OS:


1. With the file (you wish to print) open, go to Print. A window will pop up.

2. Select the Lexmark printer.

3. Expand the arrow pointing down beside printer name if you're not able to see other options for printing. Look for Quality and Media.

4. Under Paper tab, select Print in Black and White.

5. Save this as your default print setting. Click Presets option and choose Save as. You can personalize the name for this default print setting (e.g. Black and White Draft or My Setting).



Select this Preset name every time you print your files/documents.

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If the black ink runs out does the printer automatically use color ink to print black?


Hi. When you are printing in black but "black and white" is not selected in the printer "properties", the printer will use some of your colored ink to print grays. If the black ink goes out, it will give you an error and will not print using colored ink even if you are printing black only. Hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP210 InkJet Printer

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How do you print a document using color ink? I am out of black ink.


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you printed with black ink missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with black ink missing even if you aren't using it. That's the case with your Canon printer.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

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Canon mx310 how to print color document in black


When you go to save it or just before that you select file then go to print properties under that there should be a selection to print it in black and white.

Let us know ether way but its done under printer properties.

Thanks and please do be considerate that we are trying to help when you leave your positive ratings and feedback, thanks

May 26, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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How do i shut off the colored ink and use only black ink


You can't really "shut off" the color ink with this printer, but you can trick it. If you rarely or never print in color you can put in a full black cartridge and keep your empty color cartridge in the printer. As long as the electronics are still good on the color cartridge your printer will print and won't use any color. You can also set your printer properties to greyscale.

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I do not want to buy color inks. greyscale printing is all i need


Hello Lisa; Your machine can't satisfy what you want, because this machine make for color purpose, therefor, if they run out any cartridge they don't work, same reason if you don't want color printer why don't buy black and white ?

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Can't print color only black and white


Please check if your Colour Ink Cartridge is not emply. If their's ink in the cartridge then try to service your printer through the Print Preferences. Your Colour Cartridge Nozzels could have been blocked thats why your printer is unable to print in Colour.

In case if both the above doesn't work then check in the Print Preferences that you should not have saved the option of PRINT DOCUMENT IN BLACK ONLY. hope this helps , AJ

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I have a Lexmark x1100 Series printer and cannot print anything now. This printer has been working but it stopped printing. Do not have the CD.


Need more info. Any error messages? Did it just stop pumping ink on paper. Are you trying to print black text or color picture? If no error, your cartridges may be empty. If black text does not work, try color picture. Usually one cartridge goes empty and the other still has ink. If color pic prints replace black cartridge. If neither black or color prints at all, it may be a toasted printhead

If you need to reinstall the software, uninstall it, then go to lexmark.com and get new drivers from their site. RESTART COMPUTER! Reinstall from the downloaded file.

If all the above fail to make it work, it is hosed, shop for new printer.

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