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Large black ink tank is not being used by the printer.

The Canon i860 has 4 small cartiridges, 3 color and 1 black. It also has a large black. Our i860 never uses the large black one. Is ours broken or is the large black for a special purpose?

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The little cartridges are pigment for photo printing. The Large black cart is ink for plain paper (usually text) printing. If you select a photo paper in the print setup menu, you will use very little of the ink.
To check the function of the large cart print out a test sheet from the printer maintenance menu. You may need to run a head cleaning to get all the nozzles to work.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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    Try not to get the gold contacts on the back of the print head wet. Be sure the print head is dry and clean before reinstalling it in the carriage.

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