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Can you tell me if I can use my printer with only the black cartridge? if so what proceedure . I never use color

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This printer usually prints with the color ink. You cannot print if the colored inks get empty. But if you want to use only the black ink without wasting the colored inks, go to control panel>printers and faxes then right click on your default printer and go to color management and click on manual. When you print again you will be able to choose which colors are you going to use from a list of colors.

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  • JouJou4JC Aug 09, 2011

    All I can get under color management is a choice of color profile. Is there a specific profile to use that gives the list of colors when I print?

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