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Everytime I change my print to grayscale it prints in pink

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  • dholmeshaw Jul 27, 2009

    Thanks for your comments. My computer is a Deskjet 4100 series and for some reason when I change it to grayscale it still changes it to pink. I know that I am really low on colour so I am not sure if that is affecting it. It is frustrating because it just started doing this tonight. I tried removing the print cartridge and it now only prints part of the page. Any ideas?

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Not knowing what sort of printer you have it's hard to pin-point exactly what the issue may be. Taking an educated guess I'm going to guess that you are using an inkjet of some sort. These printers will often use a combination of the cyan, magenta, and yellow inks to make black and shades of gray, and it is possible to get pink instead of gray if the cyan and and yellow are to low to provide a mix to produce gray. Try new ink cartridges to see if that makes any difference...some printers, like DesignJets use individual cartridges for each colour, and most small printers use a combination cartridget that contains cyan, magenta, and yellow ink in different reservoirs in the same tank.

If you are using a printer that doesn't require both the colour cartridge and the black cartridge in to function, try pulling out the colour cartridge and printing in grayscale. Most printer drivers are designed to recognize the fact that the printer only has the black cartridge in it and will automatically make the necessary adjustments.

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  • patiokitty Jul 27, 2009

    I would hazard a guess and say yep, the cartridge is what's doing it...time to replace it!

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