Question about Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer
I want to set to print only black .how do i do it without empty color inks
You have two choices to do that:
1. If you want to print in color sometimes in future again, do this:
Buy some glycerin alc. (drugstore) and some destilled water.
Mix 2 ml glycerin alc (or glycerol) with 8ml of destilled water and refill the ORIGINAL C/Y/M carts with the mix. (Drill a 2mm hole onto the top into the brandname).
The mixture prevents the color side of the ph from drying out.
2. If you dont want to print in color anymore:
stick some black adhesive tape around the "nose" of each cart.
The nose is the small window which hides a small black flag that signals the printer that the cart is in position and that there is enough ink within.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
I have the exact same problem with my epson RX420 printer.
When my color cartridges were running low, i went into the settings and changed it to 'print only in black and white' - a number of weeks passed and somehow the color carts came up as empty, althought i never printed anything in color.
Epson is a complete rip off.. I now have a printer with a full black ink cartridge and cant print anything until i replace the color ones (COSTING €50!!!! )which i have no use for>
My Advice to anyone =DO NOT BUY EPSON PRODUCTS/EQUIPMENT/PRINTERS.
This sort of treatment of customers/users is just evil
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
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
SOURCE: ink cartridges
Go through your standard print procedure. File>print then look for the properties button which is usually on the top right of the window. Press Properties and look for either Printing in B/W or grey scale. That should prevent your color cartridges from printing. After you check that box, you should be able to print black only.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Correct - the same for most InkJets- Full complement of cartridges
re uired -- Many years ago some basic Z series Lexmarks had colour/black swappable casrtridges- but that is long gone.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing. ( Also Epson gets to sell you more cartridges)
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
No, Canon does not have this facility. Also mostly greyscale is not light black but rather a mixcture of the 3 primary colours. You should have a reset/resume button on the printer - hold this in for a slow 5 seconds to de-activate ink warnings per cartridge that is giving alarms. Proceed carefully and only print text that is black so that the colour printheads do not burn out.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
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