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Color ink runs out too fast

We are using it in the office, NEVER for color printing, as yet the 4 color cartridges need replacing evry threee months. is there a way to avoid it? My wife uses our i560 soley in greyscale mode. We do not use the color setting. However, the color ink cartridges continue to run our. The only cause I can think of is that the printer cleans the heads and uses up the ink. Can this be the cause? Also, does canon make a printer that uses only black ink? The color function is a waste of money for us.

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  • wtgodfrey May 19, 2008

    My wife uses our i560 soley in greyscale mode. We do not use the color setting. However, the color ink cartridges continue to run out. The only cause I can think of is that the printer cleans the heads and uses up the ink. Can this be the cause? Also, does Canon (or anyone else) make a printer that uses only black ink? The color function is a waste of money for us.

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See this link. Type "print using black ink" in the Search box and click the Search button. Select the appropriate option for your computer's OS. Note that you can only do this using plain paper. (I think the printer will still use a little color ink when doing print head cleanings. If you leave the printer powered on all the time, this will reduce the number of print head cleanings.)

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