Question about Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer
I work mostly using black ink and I want to save the color inks so I want to set my printer iP4200 to print using black cartridge only. It seems that I can't access to this setting. How do I solve this?
"... I don't understand how colored inks are used to create black, but that's what they claim. Anyway.." It is the priciple of substractive color system, when you mix cyan, magenta, and yellow together you will obtain black. Of course it is not smart to use 3 colors to obtain black thats why printers have black cartridge but some printer drivers (perhaps to keep clean color side of print head) use ink colors even if you print a totally black item.
Some old canon printer driver like i560 have the option of use only black in printer properties
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Have you tried Canons FAQ? They suggest checking the grayscale box, which apparently only works with certain kinds of printing (duplexing and borderless will still use colors). I don't understand how colored inks are used to create black, but that's what they claim. Anyway, here's the link: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=257&modelid=11641
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
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How to reset Canon MX310
printer low ink signal
1. Power off the printer.
2. Holding the stop/reset button, press and hold
power button also. Hold both buttons
together for 5 secs.
3. Still holding the power button, release the
stop/reset buton, then press the stop/reset button twice.
4. Release power button (the screen should now
say 'Service Mode').
5. Wait until the power button lights steady
green, then press the stop/reset button three times with a 3 sec space between
each press. On the 3rd press the
indicator should turn steady orange.
6. Press the power button once, (the orange
light should go off).
7. Open the printer and remove both
cartridges. Wait for 10 seconds. Replace the cartridges and close
printer. Wait for 30 seconds.
8. Press the power button, and wait until
printer has shut down.
9. Press power button to power up. The printer will feed one piece of paper,
then ask you to set the language.
10. The page counter is now reset! Enjoy.
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