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Can hp c6180 print black and white pages without all color cartridges

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No your printer uses all carts for all prints.

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Hp c6180 states cartridges missing or damaged


OK now this might seem bizarre, but did you go ahead and click the "Black Only" print option?

I have a C6180. Just installed all new cartridges. Tried to print and got the message that Cyan is empty. Tried all sorts of things. Then out of frustration clicked the Black Onl option. Document came out printed in color! Double checked with a picture that has lots of cyan colors. It all printed too! Go figure.

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HP C6180. I think the Black color print head is clogged. How to remove the print head for cleaning?


The print heads in the C6180 are not removable.
I would suggest getting an 02 XL black cartridge and an 02 Photo Value Pack (because it includes all colors plus photo paper for much less than the cost of the color cartridges separately ... and YES the are FULL 02 cartridges!) and run several head cleaning sessions from the setup menu.
It should do a deeper cleaning each successive time you run the same cleaning, so run 3 black head cleanings in a row (3 is the deepest).
Then disconnect the power from the unit, press and hold the # and the 6.
While holding the keys, reconnect the power to the unit until you see a reset message or until the unit turns itself back off.
If the unit turns itself back off, release the keys and press the power button.
The unit will gyrate and click and whir for quite some time and eventually settle in to a ready state.
At this point, you should be out some ink, but the unit should be printing again.
If it isn't, there really isn't anything you can do.
You can call HP at 1-800-HP-Invent and ask about their trade-in/trade up options for this model.
You can get really good deals on current model printers by trading in your defective unit !
Usually you will have a choice of about 3 replacement trade in (if the C6180 can be replaced with another C6180) / trade up (equal or better models) for your specific printer.

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HP C6180 color copies (on plain paper) aren't full color


Here's the official HP solution for what you're experiencing. If you try all the steps suggested and you still have a problem, remember that you can contact HP for warranty support for the cartridges you've purchased - even if your printer is out of warranty.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00721052&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1153494
One thing I'd try first is to print a self-test page. If you print a self-test page and the colors appear normal, you can rule out the iMac as the source of the problem.
The instructions for printing a self-test page are similar to the c7280 shown in the following video.
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I am an HP employee. I do not represent HP on this site.

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I PRINT IN BLACK ONLY AND USE UP MY COLOR CARTRIDGES. I WAS TOLD TO CHANGE TO GREYSCALE AND AM STILL USING A LOT OF COLORED INK. WHAT ARE THE PROPER SETTINGS TO GET THE MOST FOR LESS.


In preferences you can chose black and white or remove the color cartridge completely.The color cartridge will dry out if removed though if not put in an air tight container.

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Hp psc 1210xi- the black ink cartridge appears to be out- i have a good color cartridge-how do I get the error off of my printer and print with my color cartridge?


  1. Take out the black cartridge once you've determined that you are completely out of black ink. You'll have to rely on the dark hues from the color cartridge to print in black.
  2. Adjust the printer software settings. Once you take out the black cartridge, your printer's software will typically warn you that you are missing a cartridge. Follow the instructions for your printer to allow the printer to print without the black cartridge. Then set the printer to print in black and white, not color. This overrides the black cartridge and allows the printer to access the dark hues of the color cartridge.
  3. Print a test page to ensure that your printer now prints black using the color cartridge.
  4. Print your documents. Bear in mind that your documents may not appear as black as normal. Still, they should be dark enough to pass for black, depending on how much color ink you have and the strength grade of the ink.

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Color Cartridge out of ink - override/print in grayscale?


Printer will not print if any color is out. Just won't. They are set up like that.

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I want to only print in black and white in my HP Photosmart C6180


Jst go to printer and faxes in the control panel and,rgt click ,go to properties,click on color management and select print in black only.it should work fine.
In case it doesnt you can always contact a free online technical
support with an online live techbuddies technician at
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I want to only print in black and white


1. Open Control Panel/ 2. Click on Printers/ 3. Double Click on hp printer/ 4.Printer Dialogue Window Comes up/ 5. Click on Printer and then "Printing Preferences"/ 6. Click on color tab and checkmark print in grayscale

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HP Officejet 7110 won't print black and white w/o color cartridge. I never print in color; yet the machine will not print in just black and white without having a color cartridge with ink in it. Why would...


I've used HP Inkjet/Officejet printers for years. Many HP inkjet printers also use the color cartridges to some extent to create 'black' in slightly different shades, that can be un-noticeable to the eye.
To print using only black ink, try doing as follows:

When you click on 'Print' from your browser, the printer properties (or preferences) page opens.
You must first set the printer to not print in color (color is the default setting). Then you must set the printer to use 'black ink only' by using the 'advanced settings' as follows:
1. In most browsers there will be a box on the lower right of the printer properties page that says 'advanced'.
2. Click on that box to get the advanced settings page to open.
3. Once open, the feature you need to check is called 'print in grayscale'. (It is usually at the top of the list) It is set to 'off' by default. Just click on it and a menu box drops down and one of the choices is 'Black Ink Only'.
4. Click on that and then 'save' or 'apply' those settings.

Then your printer should be using black ink only.
You will probably have to set that each time you want to start a new printing job, as the default settings on these printers are tilted toward using the color cartridges in order to sell you more colored ink.
Also, if you are using Windows 10 and the 'Edge Browser' that comes with it, you cannot get to the 'grayscale' option. So either use a 3rd party browser, or use good old Internet Explorer, (which is still included in Windows 10) to open and get to the page you are trying to print.
I hope this helps. If not, go to HP.com and type in the model number of your printer and then do a search from there for detailed instructions for your printer model (which might be slightly different than what I have shared here.

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go to advance properties and UNclick where it says BLACK CARTRIDGE ONLY , CLICK OK , and then try to print again , it should now come out in color.

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