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I am out of yellow, magenta, and cyan. I only want to print black. Is it possible to still print even though im out of those three colors? Both Black cartridges are full. The screen tells me that im out of ink. Is there any way to bypass this?

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I think that the Canon printers require the colour cartridge to be full so as to print B&W. In Some makes like epson it is possible to continue printing in B&W even if the colour ink is down.
Open properties of the printer and check to see the tools provided, if there is any link to cut off the colour inks .
Just my tip

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