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HP D7260 can't print color in black & white only - greenish hue

I am trying to print color pictures in black and white. I set printer setup to gray scale and the pictures do come out in b & w but with a distinct greenish hue. I want to use the black cartridge only. How do I do this?

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  • Anna Campbell Jan 05, 2013

    change printer settings to grayscale AND below that put dot in optimize for photocopy or fax. Be sure to set printing quality to at least normal.

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