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HP5440 printer lost color printing capability. Printer worked for years printing color. Now prints black and white only. Uninstalled, reinstalled printer driver - same problem!

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If color printing is not working then the color is over. So only black and white color is printed. So replace the old color and get a new colorJET.

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Printer A10922 will only print in black. Color cartridge renewed 1 year ago and has been working well.


  1. Check that your color cartridge/toner is not empty or blocked.
    This is the least likely cause of the problem, but an important check to make. Most color printer drivers and/or software provide functions to verify alignment and color output. Consult your manual or open your printer driver by clicking Start : Settings : Printers and right-click on your printer's icon and select Properties. 'Browse' the Properties dialog for options that perform system checks.
  2. Look for a 'Print only Black and White' option.
    Open your printer driver's Properties dialog (see above) and look for a color option that uses black only. Uncheck it or select an option that enables color. Some color printers have different resolutions for color and black-and-white (usually higher resolution in black-and-white). Some applications (not Origin) will force a printer to use a quality mode that affects this option, and if the resolution is forced to its highest the color output may be disabled.
  3. Enable gray scale printing.
    Some combinations of printers and operating system versions can lead to a miscommunication between Origin and a printer driver. Under these circumstances, Origin may 'think' it is dealing with a black-and-white printer when it is actually using a color printer. Beginning with 6.1, the Origin Print dialog displayed one of two messages depending on the print capabilities read by Origin:
    1. Enable color as gray scale
      This check box displays for color printers
    2. Use simplified colors
      This check box displays for black-and-white printers
    If you are seeing the first checkbox and you are using a color printer, then checking the box should tell Origin to send all color information and let the printer handle any conversions that may come up. In earlier versions of Origin there was a rather cryptic "Print color on black and white printers" checkbox which did the same thing.

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Check your settings i=under the Services Toolbox. Also go into printer preferences and see if you can force it to print in black only.

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reset your print option set automatic or color select

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I just bit the bullet and went out and bought Canon ink and replaced all my other Print Pal ink cartriges and my printer works like a charm again.

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Check your Printer properties if it is set to color, chances are printer is setup to print in black and white mode or grayscale.

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Prints only in black and white


Windows 2000 / XP:

Go to Start, Settings, Printers. (Windows XP: Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
Right click on the printer icon and select Properties.
Click Printing Preferences.
Click on the Quality/Copies tab.
un check mark Print Color images in black and white.
Click Apply and then OK.

This start ur printer to printer to print in colour

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Dell AIO 924 - Can't get the Print In Black Only option to work


I had this problem. It's actually very easy to fix:

- Print -> Properties
- Go to "Advanced" tab
- "More options"
- Deselect "Use color cartridge for all black printing"
- Select "Use black cartridge to print black and white"
- Click "Ok"

You should be able to select the "Print in black and white" option now and stop all the frustration!

Anthony

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