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Canon MX850 will not print from small Black Ink Cartridge - 8BK. It only uses the large black ink cartridge and I have a drawer full of small 8BK cartridges. How can I get it to use the small black cartridge and not the large black cartridge? Thanks!

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For a try you may set your text page as using photo paper in the printer driver.
The small black is only used for photographs and it may fool the printer.

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