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Can you force a printer to print in grayscale?

My brother mfc wont print anything even though there is plenty of black ink, because I am out of cyan. Can I make it print in grayscale and bypass the need for color till I can replace the cyan cartridge?

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  • bmclemore May 10, 2009

    nope, wont work..a note at the bottom says that if one cartridge is out, it will not print in color or in grayscale. I have delt with this before in Brother printers an was wondering if anyone had found their way around it.

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Yes, you can bypass the color printing. The software you are using for printing can help you change from colour to gray scale or adjust it in the printer properties.

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