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Out of color ink but I just want to print in black. Printer won't let me

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Depending on what program you are printing from, there will be a setting that will tell the printer to print all in black and white. When printing PDF's, it is on the bottom left of the print screen pop-up, "Print Color as black", in most office programs, you will have to look into the "printer properties" for the option to print all as black.

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If you have carried out 4 to 5 head cleans, waited about 8 hours and done another 3 or head cleans doing nozzle checks after each clean (as recommended by the manual) and there is still no improvement then you will need a third party head cleaning solution such as this one:
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Other makes & brands are available just google "inkjet head cleaning solution" Hope this helps.

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