Question about Canon MX300 Office All-In-One Printer
I cannot print without color cartridge installed. I tried the previous solution about changing cartridge settings under the printing preferences and it still would not allow me to print.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the exact same problem with my epson RX420 printer.
When my color cartridges were running low, i went into the settings and changed it to 'print only in black and white' - a number of weeks passed and somehow the color carts came up as empty, althought i never printed anything in color.
Epson is a complete rip off.. I now have a printer with a full black ink cartridge and cant print anything until i replace the color ones (COSTING €50!!!! )which i have no use for>
My Advice to anyone =DO NOT BUY EPSON PRODUCTS/EQUIPMENT/PRINTERS.
This sort of treatment of customers/users is just evil
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
No, in general all current inkjet printers require the installation of a color cartridge even if you want only black printing.
(If you had an old cartridge "Empty", you might be able to purchase a resetter (Epson) and set you printer to print in black only.)
You can, set up your computer to print in black only by selecting Mono printout in your print set-up.
There are a few Canon printers (Older) that used to print in Black or Color only printing....but no longer available......
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Bronze, hopefully this is a logical issue: Assuming you're on WinXP > Go to Start>Control Panels>Printers (and faxes).
Find the printer in question in the list (maybe there's only one or 2 listed) and 'Right-click' on the icon > go down to "Printing Preferences" (about second/third down the list).
In here you will be able to set the printers default settings. I'm not 100% familiar with HPs printing dialog, but there maybe a setting there for either 'Black & White' and 'Grayscale' (albeit it should be greyscale, anyway...) if you choose black and white your printing will not have any mid-tone, so if there's a choise, choose 'Grayscale'.
You can set other features here which will become the new default each time you go to print something - personally I set to 'Draft' or 'Fast Draft' mode by default, that way when I just print out rubbish, I am saving "lots" of ink and if I want something in good quality, I change it at time of printing.
Now, there are some programs and files that "remember" you last print settings, so if you've used a colour print setting previously, that file may still pring in colour, even though the new defaults are mono (black & white). So, print using the new defaults and save the file when finished. It's unlikely the case with OpenOffice, but, I don't know. We'll tackle that as we get to it.
So, if that has not cured the problem, please let me know.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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