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Hp photosmart will not print in colour there is ink in cartridge but only printing in black

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The first thing that comes to mind is to verfiy that you have not set the printer to only print in black or grayscale.

Check your printer settings by following these steps.

In the software program you are trying to print from, click File and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.

  1. Make sure that your All-in-One is selected and then click Preferences . The Preferences dialog box opens.
  2. Click the Paper/Quality tab. Options on the Features tab include:
    • Print quality : If you are unhappy with the quality of your printouts, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.
    • Paper Options - Type is : Click the drop-down box under Type is . If one of the options matches your paper type exactly, click it rather than Automatic .
    • Paper Options - Size is : Make sure that it matches your paper.
Verify that this option is NOT selected ===> Print All Text as Black : Prints all text characters as black, regardless of the document color settings for text. Let me know if this resolves your issue. Thanks for using FixYa!

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

  • anne_clarke5 Oct 10, 2010

    I have checked this and it still does not work I have also reinstalled printer.
    I have put a new black cartidge in and the alignment page wont scan but prints in black!

  • John Heathcote Oct 10, 2010

    Please go to this link and follow the troubleshooting steps.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docum...

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