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Printer won't print in black

I have an HP J6480...How do I make my documents/text print in black? Somehow it's using the color to make black but it has a color cartridge and a black. The color is very low on ink... if that helps....

I want to print a text file and it acts like the black ink is low but it's 3/4 full.

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Here's a link to the HP online support solution for this problem. And this may pertain.
Make sure you have the correct settings in Print Preferences. And perhaps use the online manual available here to check other options related to the ink cartridges and printing problems....
But I have to admit I know of no way to keep the color cartridge from printing, nor from having to buy another cartridge (short of refilling it). I am intrigued by the notion that you can possibly get a grey photo cartridge instead of the tri-color cartridge to print black and white photos and richer blacks...but have never tried this, and don't know for sure if it's an option for your model....

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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If your color is low and its the only one you are using it probably won't print in black. but usually to print in black you have to change the properties when you print

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