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HP DesignJet 450C - Color Large Scale Plotter The printer will not print in color - everything comes out printed in grayscale. I do not print color often. It used to print color, but will not now. Any suggestions or troubleshooting advice. Thanks.

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The problem is probably in the printer driver. Open the printer driver options and be sure "gray scale only" is not selected.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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