The PCL6 drivers work but they are black and white only. When I installed the PCL5 drivers it will only print black and white and whatever should be in color comes out as black boxes running off the page. I need color! My test pages are all screwed up. I am running windows xp and the driver is the correct driver. Thanks
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Re: Printer won't print properly
The problem is in the driver, try to install the GDI driver or post script , i think you can change this from driver setting, and if your printing color pdf files and it gives you this, this means the driver setting is wrong, try color microsoft word test and check if it gives you the same result.
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The 281c can be set to print to black only as a cost saving measure. The printer control panel is accessed through your browser (using the IP address of the printer) and the setting is made there. You should be able to override this through the printer properties in windows, but I have found that the PCL5 driver worked to switch between B/W and colour, while the PCL6 driver did not. So, for me the easy solution was to install the PCL5 driver and use that.
Sharp does not natively support or provide a PCL6 driver for this device. That being said, another possible workaround to provide you with a PCL6 driver for this is to try the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 x64bit. This driver simply prints direct to the IP address that the printer uses on the network. You may sacrifice a few special features of the device using this driver, but I've had excellent success with it and recommend trying it.
Here's a link to the driver:
Hope this helps!
You didn't say what kind of printer you have. Sounds like a driver problem. Go to the manufacturers web site and download the latest drivers for your printer. If you were using the PCL6 driver, try installing the PCL5 driver. If you were using the PCL5, try using the PCL6.
Check your driver. It is listed on your printer properties screen. Make sure the driver is not the PCL6 driver. This is the only driver that is Black and White only print. This is about the only cause of a color printer that only prints in B&W. If it is PCL6 just dowload and onstall the PCL5C driver.
Hello get, lets give this a shot.First I need to know what operating system you are using .Next I need to know if the print driver was installed on each individual workstation or if it is only installed on the server and being "shared".And which version print driver you are using(UFR,PCL5,PCL6). But a shotgun answer is to click START,then PRINTERS FAXES.Then right click on the IR3220 printer.Go to PROPERTIES.The print driver will now be in front of you.Click PRINTING PREFERENCES.After you do so,you will see a page with many options.Across the top of page wll be several tabs and on the far right will be QUALITY.Select it, and toward the center of the of the page you will see COLOR MODE.There you will have a drop down menu which allows you to select black white only.Select it and then hit APPLY and then OK. Tada :-) Have a great day