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Is there any way I can print black only without the other 3 color cartridges loaded?
I just bought a lexmark 4975ve. it prints without a color cart installed at all! I don't know if this will do any harm though. but if i select b&W printing only I don't imagine what harm can come about.
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
No, in general all current inkjet printers require the installation of a color cartridge even if you want only black printing.
(If you had an old cartridge "Empty", you might be able to purchase a resetter (Epson) and set you printer to print in black only.)
You can, set up your computer to print in black only by selecting Mono printout in your print set-up.
There are a few Canon printers (Older) that used to print in Black or Color only printing....but no longer available......
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I found this out when trying to do the same with Epson (after talking to their tech support). The printers with printheads that are reusable (Epson, Canon, Kodak, and whoever else) force you to replace the empty cartridge so that air doesn't get drawn into the printhead, killing it off. The tank still has a little ink in there to keep it from drying out. It's cheaper to replace the cartridge than getting a new printhead.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
Not certain on that model of Brother but on mine I was able to get it to print by changing the settings in "Print Setup" If you change these so that it can only print in black and whiye, it won't look for the colour cartridge, like mine didn't
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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