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Canon i560 won't print black text anymore

Canon i560 just stopped printing black text, all in tanks are full, when i do nozzle check and test page the black works, but when i try to print out a plain black text page it wont print but coloured graphics print out ok

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    MHL reports: I have the identical problem: all tanks are full, the
    testprint produces black text output, but printing black text from for
    instance MS-WORD produces a coloured result.
    The answer from jeffdynamics I'm afraid just begs the question, i.e. was little help, because it didn't address the problem described. Has anybody else got any ideas?

  • JTruant Apr 26, 2008

    I have the identical problem: all tanks are full, the
    testprint produces black text output, but printing black text from for
    instance MS-WORD produces a coloured result.
    The
    answer from jeffdynamics I'm afraid just begs the question, i.e. was
    little help, because it didn't address the problem described. Has
    anybody else got any ideas?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    black ink does not appear on the nozzle check and printer does not print in black anymore either only grey and colour

  • Bobuszka Dec 10, 2008

    Specifying "Transparency" worked for me in producing text but very, very slow. Wouldn't like to rely on this workaround for too long. Anyone got THE solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    My printer won't dispense ink in any mode (test page, normal mode). However I only have a black ink cartridge. It was working fine for two years without color cartridges. I have tried all the types of cleaning methods suggested by canon.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    Bobuszka, you are a genius!!

    I had the same problem. Repeated cleaning cycles had no effect. Okay on color, terrible on black. Took the cartridges out, removed the print head and found the underside had accumulated some gunk. Since I had nothing to lose, I followed your suggestion and washed it with hot water and some q-tips. Now it prints perfectly!! Thanks so much!!

    Clearly I would vote for your answer, but I'm too lazy to register.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    how to print test page

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    printing test page

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    prints a test strip in all colors but not the documents I need from the computer

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    page prints fine, but prints a lighter shadow of text on the page

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I have now found the solution elsewhere in the internet: black text only prints on the Canon i560 if selct "normal paper", but not,for instance, if you have "professional photo-paper" selected.

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I had the same problem, even when I only selected grayscale printing, my printer would use all 3 colors to make black, and my black cartridge would never get used. Try this:
On printing preferences change your Media Type to Transparency.
This should solve the problem and stop robbing your color tanks when you just want black

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Re again jimmyphor's suggestion that specifying Media Type as Transparency will save on colour inks when all that's wanted is black. I suspect that the "black" produced by this method is from a combination of the other colours and therefore will not save on these inks. However it does prove that the print-head is OK.

I solved my similar problem (suspect may have been caused by one refill too many), by removing the print-head and cleaning it in hot water (I'm advised cartridge fluid will also do the job), gently shaking it, dab around with cotton bud and giving it a ********. I then installed a nice new expensive official Canon cartridge. Ran the print-head alignment and nozzle checks and it's now as good as new.

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I have 3 option with your problem first is to replaced inktank cartridge second one is check and replaced printer head lsat is check and replaced purge unit...tnx and good day

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