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Can you set default to print using only black ink?

The printer will not let me print using black until I change one of the colored inks. Is there not a way to tell it to ignore the empty cartridge and use only black?

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Wow, what an incredibly unhelpful answer. Thanks, HP shill.

The answer is no. Selling ink is how printer companies make money, and they will do everything possible to make you buy more ink, even when you don't need it.



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Color problems stem from your print cartridge or from your printer settings. Obviously, as a cartridge runs out of ink, colors will fade or disappear. Nozzles can also clog. Most printers include software utilities (including one for cleaning nozzles) that let you clean and align cartridges and print heads. You can usually access these utilities from an Advanced or manufacturer-specific tab in the printer’s Properties dialog box. Run both utilities several times if necessary.

If you’re sure the cartridge isn’t to blame, make sure you have updated drivers and the correct paper type for your job. Next, check the print quality and paper type settings in your printer Properties dialog box and in your application’s print settings. Printing Draft quality jobs can often result in strange color output. Your printer’s configuration utilities may also have color management controls. Find them either as part of your printer’s Properties dialog box (click the Color or Advanced tabs) or in a separate application installed as part of the printer setup process. Use these to adjust Tone, Brightness, Levels, and other settings.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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    micromaster Mar 08, 2008


    1. Go to control panel

    2. printer & faxes

    3. right click the icon of your printer

    4. click printing preferences

    5. then you will see there advance..

    6. the setting could be there

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