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Black text Printing using Photo Black

When printing black text-only documents on my Canon MP610, it is using the Photo Black, rather than the larger standard Black ink.

Is there a setting I need to change?

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Go to your printer and faxes, which should show from the start menu. Double click on the Canon icon. Click on the word "printer" and select "properties." Under the "general" tab, select printing preferences. There you can choose gray scale printing which will use the black cartridge that is independent of the color. If you print mostly documents, etc., this is a good choice. You can always change back to color with the printing dialogue box that opens when you print from any program. Or to make a permanent change, go through the same steps you did to change to gray scale.

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You should be able to set the cartridge it uses when you print, as something like 'Print only black'. Fish around in the printer window when it comes up when it comes up. You may also be able to set this as a default in 'Properties' from the 'Printers' option in Windows, but then it will always try to do this, of course, which you may not want.

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