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Printer will not print in colour only black

My new HP Photosmart will not print in colour, only black. I am using a mac

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Go to your printer properties and make sure that the option box for "Print only in black and white" is not checked.....

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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Depending on your printer software there are two different methods to set grayscale and black ink only.
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