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I have had my ip4600 printer for two weeks, done only perhaps a dozen or so sheets with colour and about 40 sheets with black and white printing. It now tells me all three colour cartridges have run out ?

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Most inkjet printers also use colour to print B&W for a better quality of print.

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Sometimes, printers use colors from the other cartridges in order to form a deep black colour. It does seem that not enough pure black ink is getting onto the paper.

Can you check that there is enough black ink remaining? If so, go to the print options of the program from which you are trying to printer the image, and set the colour output to black or greyscale only. This may be within an option called Printer Preferences from the Print dialogue window of the program from which you are printing from.

Then, print an image as a test and see if it comes out in black only this time.

I look forward to your reply.

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