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Want to print in color ink and not black ink.

Ok...I know this will turn out to be a stupid question but I need to answered nonetheless.  My black ink almost out.  I need to print out several things and would like to use my color ink.  This is for personal use so the color is not the issue.  I just want the stuff printed out.  Can I switch somehow to print in color when the printable is black and white?  Can I do that for copying also?  Thanks!

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Re: Want to print in color ink and not black ink.

These instructions are for Windows Vista users - I've never used XP to do this, but I'm sure it's similar.

Go to Control Panel/Printers and select the printer you want. Click "Select printing preferences" on the toolbar above. The options listed might be different for different printers (I haven't checked) but on my Dell printer I go to Advanced/More Options and under the "Complete-a-Print" section there is a checkbox labeled "Use color cartridge for all black printing." I imagine other printers have something similar. It comes out a dark grey/brown color.

Don't forget to uncheck it when you get more black ink!

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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