I need to print some old black and white photos. During the printing, I got a message to replace the yellow cartridge. I did that, and now the prints look almost orange. No other cartridges have been replaced. Any ideas?
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Re: IP4000 Color Printing Problem
If you have a monochrome option, I would use that.
I'm guessing that your old black and white photo's (which I'm thinking you scanned in may have a sepia tinge which the printer is emphasizing, and if you only want black/white prints, no need to print with colour.
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Sorry, steve, that you are experiencing this problem.
According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:
Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white
Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
Automatic cleaning of the print head.
To prevent the print head nozzles from clogging, the print head is automatically cleaned periodically. At that time, a small amount of each color ink is consumed.
Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink is also consumed.
Color inks may be used to create black.
When printing in grayscale or on photo paper or when duplex printing, although printing appears in black and white, the color black may be created using the three (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color inks. Printers without a pigment black tank / cartridge will print black / grayscale will create a composite black using color ink even on plain paper.
Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink may be consumed.
In order to keep the heavy black ink from smearing on the page or in the printer, color ink is used when duplex printing to help create black text.
I might suggest taking out the color ink cartridges leaving only black there, but some printers don't take kindly to this. So, you may have to further experiment with magenta, cyan, and yellow to make it at least seem b&w to your best eye's judgment.
This happend with some printer models that both cartirdge should be there for proper printing.in your case this may be due to that some printing you do may be in gray scale printing that type of printing use color cartridge for printing.thats why your color cartridge get consumed.so pls replace color cartridge or refiel it.
As far as i know it will not work for color print unless all the cartridges are full. It will still print in b&w- go to properties of your printing document and change to "greystyle" but this will only work if you don't/have not turned off the machine at the power point. Once the machine is reset it wants to confirm all new cartridges and wont allow a black print until they are all in and full. So you cant use cartridges that have run out to "trick it". I'm not sure if this is the intent of brother ( my guess is yes) a design oversight or a genuine precaution measure for consistency by not letting the printing heads dry out. The yellow always runs out first, so stock up on them if you do alot of color printing- but the cartridges only last for 6 months so don't go crazy.
Brother if your reading this- Most of us don't care about color~! We just need a printer for uni and information. Make it work on our price range please!
The photo cartridge replaces the black cartridge. It is used along with the color cartridge to provide better photo's.
The photo cartridge contains photo black, light cyan and light magenta while the color cartridge provides cyan, magenta and yellow. Both photo and color cartridges need to be installed and working for proper photo printing.