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Says print black only and three ink cartriges out, but it's not true, and will go ahead and print all colors. waste of time and irritating

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Trust me, when I began to repair printers, I came across this issue almost every day..... When you are ready to print, and I am going to assume you are on a PC, but the MAC is about the same. When you click print, the options box opens, click on ADVANCED and then select COLOR and select BLACK cartridge ONLY and it will be awesome! To save even MORE ink, from there, click on FAST DRAFT and it will use 1/3 the ink from the black! Take care and let me know if I can help further, it is a pleasure! Guy :)

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