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Out of color ink; won't print black and white.

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The printer will need the colour ink to be replaced otherwise it will not print at all. You can try pressing the Start/Reset button but this will most likely not work and the only way forward is to have a colour cartridge with ink in it even though you may never use it!

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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If you color cartridage is empty, don't remove it leave it in or the machine won't work.
in some printers there is an option to print grayscale.
(black and white) after you have a document to print.
click on advantce, or preferences. and the option is right there..

in other cases the printer will refuse to print even if the black is full.it goes model by model.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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  • joshfrans Feb 24, 2011

    one of the things you can do, even if you machine is giving you an empty cyan, magenta or yellow, is remove the cartridges and look at the back of them. right between the input port, and the output port is a small piece of transparent plastic that upon tilting the cartridge you may see some of your coloured ink roll over. cover that with a very small piece of black electrical tape, and reinsert it into the machine. when the printer tries to read how much ink is in the cart it will see the black tape as a full reading, and allow you to print. its more of a pain in the **** than it should be with a modern printer, but works in a pinch

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SOURCE: printing in black & white when color cartridge ran out

One of the possible reason why you can't print black in white because Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. More than that Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head.

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SOURCE: canon mx310 how to print color document in black

When you go to save it or just before that you select file then go to print properties under that there should be a selection to print it in black and white.

Let us know ether way but its done under printer properties.

Thanks and please do be considerate that we are trying to help when you leave your positive ratings and feedback, thanks

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SOURCE: BROTHER MFC-210 PRINTING IN BLACK INK POOR QUALITY

Try cleaning the black printer heads several times in a row, at least 5 times then print a black document with best quality setting.
Press the ink button, then down to select select cleaning and then press menu/set and menu/set again to select black.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: can i print using black ink when im out of color

That's the way Kodak works
It won't allow yu to do anything if any of the lights are flashing or there is a error message

NO RESOLUTION

Get your color ink cartridge replaced by Kodak.
Just say its a new color ink cartridge and printer is saying its empty!!

Hurraay you'll get a free color ink cartridge

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SOURCE: My colored ink needs to be replaced, however, I

The issue is the printhead needs constant flow, I have seen bypasses but this damages the print head and all kinda of mess happends. The solutions here is a grey scale laserjet if your only use black ink. Your would be alot better off because this printer mix inks to make black and vice versa, So you need to fork out the bucks for the color cartridge or change the solution to toner if you do not use color. Yes there is a bypass but we are not aloud to provide that because it will dmage you unit and we cannot be liable for that Google is your friend!

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Posted on Jun 12, 2010

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