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Want to save money by printing in black only

I have an HP Officejet G85. I would like to save money on colored ink by having the option to print in black only...even though I may be copying a colored picture from the internet or from a magazine page placed on the copy machine. Is that possible to do with this printer, or do I need a laser printer for that?

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Sherry W.

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    Thanks for responding so quickly to my question.
    Sherry W.


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No Sherry, sorry

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How do I get it to print or copy in color


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I have a HP Deskjet D4260 and when i print something using HP Deskjet D4200 series its black and white. I need the pictures to be in color


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There are few reasons you are getting black and white (gray)...for printing job.

1. No color ink.
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- check your ink level through control panel.

2. Printer set up. (I think this is pretty much the reason you are not getting color)
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If they are on gray scale mode, pls chang to color.
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Among the print quality option, pls choose, color mode instead of gray mode. That's it.

If you would like to save money, try refill kit by "ROADINK".
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For your better understanding pls check out my youtube video.
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Can I use the printer without a color cartridge.


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