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Lexmark z1300 printer - one cartridge

Hello. I want to use only one ink cartridge (black not color) in the printer but it won't work and asks to install the additional color cartridge. Is there a way to print with only ONE cartridge?? Thanks

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If you look at the options in the printer there should be an option to use the color cartridge to print black. How does this work? Well what the printer will do is mix all three colors to make a light black. This will eat up your color cartridge faster but is useful when you are out of black ink and you need to print

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No the printer requires both cartridges to print.
BUT you can go to properties from print preview and choose black and white for your prints.
As long as you have the color cartridge in as long as you use black and white from print preferences you should be fine.
Let me know if this helps.
Zod

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

  • mountainmama May 11, 2012

    I purchased both printers and changed the printing to black and white and it works great.

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Follow these steps on how to install the cartridge: 1. Make sure the printer is on. 2. Lift the access cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the printer is busy. 3. Press down on the left cartridge carrier lever to raise the cartridge carrier lid. 4. Remove the used print cartridge(if you are replacing). Insert the new black cartridge in the left carrier. 5. Snap the lid closed.

Sometimes the ink cartridge carrier won't automatically move to its loading position even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Follow the steps below:


1. Unplug the printer from the power source.

2. With the cover open, hold the solid white strip that connects from the carrier assembly to the ink cartridge carrier and gently slide the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.

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