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Canon IP4300 - the two black ink cartridges

I have a Canon IP4300. I have run out of ink in the large black cartridge. I have reordered, but in the meantime can I get it to use the ink in the small black cartridge?

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No!

The large cartridge is used for text only printing.
The smaller black cartridge is used for black in images such as pictures.

You have a "C (cyan) M (magenta) Y (yellow) and B (black) color system. This actually saves the color inks for you. If the Black was not there, you would need to make a composite black from the color inks.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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I set the text to print in dark blue in the meantime until the new larger black ink cartridge is delivered!

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The small black has run out how can i change settings so that it uses the big black ink tank?

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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