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How to change from black ink only to include color printing

I have a Canon iP 1600. Recently my daughter reset it to print only in black as the color cartridge was low. I put a new color cartridge in but canot find out how to reset it so that it will print on both black and color

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Re: how to change from black ink only to include color...

Go to printer settings on control panel and change to print in colour
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1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16)
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