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What should the settings be to print all colours on a document as the black text is not printing, only the coloured text.

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Are you low on ink? If so this could be the problem. Your cartridge may have dried out if left without regular use.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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The blue colour has run out but the black is fresh and it won't let me print a black text document-is it possible with out having to go and get a blue cartridge?


The Epson DX4850 will print black only. You can find a check box in the settings to Print Black only in the advanced options.

This works fine for me when all my colours are empty.

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Jan 18, 2010 | Epson Stylus DX4850 All-In-One InkJet...

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I'm out of blank ink. Can I print document with colored ink only? How?


If you want to print text & documents with a colour other than black then for MS Word and many other applications:
  1. Highlight the whole document by either pressing [Ctrl A] or use the mouse to highlight everything by right clicking 3 times rapidly or pressing the left mouse button down at the start of the document then scrolling to the end of the document while holding the button down and then releasing at the end of the document.
  2. Then go to the FORMAT tab and selecting FONT from the drop down list.
  3. Then select the colour you with to use from the FONT COLOUR box drop down list. Just be sure to choose a readable colour and not choose automatic or pure black.
  4. Once this is done you can print.
Note that images that use black will still print but will look strange without the pure black content but muckhof what appears to be black acually isn't and is a combination of the 3 / 5 or 6 other colours inthe printer so may print normally.

Sep 12, 2009 | Dell 942 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The ''odometer'' shows greyscale as colour


Any machine I'm familiar with has a default colour setting that you can set to either colour or black & White. Check in your printer properties. If the machine is set for colour, even if you are printing all black text for example, it will "make" the black from the colours, thus registering it as a colour document.

Jun 22, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Prints in faint grey only, no real black


dear sir.

it's not a pritner problem. u need to chek word font's and font's colour setting but it's depand witch version u used and if every print are printed on faint grey colour yr refill cartige has a problem.. also do one thing go to pritnter setting do as grayscale. if u have any quary tell me..

May 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 Printer

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How to print text using red or blue ink


I would just set the text color to red or blue in your document.

Depending on the program that you use it could have different steps.

Here is steps in Word:

You can change the Colour of your text by highlighting the text and then clicking on the 'A' symbol on the toolbar. This will change your text to the Colour which is underneath the symbol 'A' on the toolbar. To change the Colour, click on the arrow next to the symbol and select one of the colours from the small box which appears. This will change the Colour of your text as soon as you click on the Colour.

Another way of changing the Colour of your text is to go to 'Format' and then click on 'Font'. The font window should appear. Select a Colour from the 'Colour' section. You can see a preview of what the text will look like in the box below. You can also add various effects to your text by using the options in the 'Effects' section. This will also allow you to see a preview in the box at the bottom of the window.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

May 03, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Mono color


These models use a "3 colour" printing process. In other words, these printers do not contain black ink when the BC-05 colour cartridge is installed. To produce black print, a 3 colour printer mixes an equal amount of the three primary colours. This process is known as "composite" black.

As the ink in the cartridge runs out, one of the three primary colours will run out first, depending on the material that has been printed. After one of the three colours has depleted, this colour will be missing from the mixture required to print black, and the print will change colour. This is the indication that the cartridge needs to be replaced. Usually the remaining colours in the cartridge will run out soon afterwards.

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Feb 07, 2009 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Why is there 2 black ink cartridges in my Canon MP600 printer


On some printers, probably including yours, the black ink will be taken from the reserves in your colour cartridge unless you specifically tell it to do a black and white print on each document, regardless of whether it's printing black exclusively. I wouldn't worry, the black ink in it's own cartridge can also be used for colour photos etc with no detrimental effects.

Mar 29, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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My Xerox DocuPrint M750 printer will not print black text but will print colour


This is just a suggestion. I recently bought a Staples refilled cartridge and had to return it because it did not work. When returning it the Staples Rep said that 50% of the cartridges do not work and get returned. This was an astounding amount I told the rep. Means nothing to him but to you, you may need to return the black cartridge if it is or is not a refill and try it out again. Let me know if that works.

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Jan 15, 2008 | Xerox DocuPrint M750 InkJet Printer

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Trying to print black only document


the problem with this printer is that all the inks have to be at a usable ink level, if any one of them are below the acceptable amount it will not print in any colour at all not even black.

Jun 25, 2007 | Epson Stylus C82 InkJet Printer

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