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Black blocked by magenta

Hi,

I'm trying to print just a black word text, but my printer wont do anything because there is no magenta ink left in the cartridge. Of course, you would say : "Buy some magenta ink!»... But this is an urgent printing and the buying budget is for next month. How can I print my black document without the printer freaking out about irrelevant magenta ink?

Thank you for your time,
Andre.
Printer: HP color laserjet 2600n
Computer: Apple, Mac OSX 4.10.11

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  • Flamel Jun 09, 2008

    Hi,

    thank you very much for such a quick answer!

    Well, I already tried these options. Like you said, I suppose thare is no other option but replace the cartridge, even if it's not "really" totaly empty. Or reprogram the printer but I'm not such a genius, lol...

    May be, one day, life will find a way and everything will be sweet and like it should be. Hem. Ok I didn't say anything.

    Thank you again, very nice of you!
    Flamel.


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One ovbious option would be to have a friend print it out.
I assume that is not an option.

Some printers just won't let you print if a single color is out. Yes, stupid. Try printing a blank page. If it fails, there is no other option but to replace the cartridge or print elsewhere.
If the blank page test works, this next option/test is worth a try...
Depending on the app you are using, you can specify the color breakdown of the colors you are using. In your case, it is possible that the text is set to a rich black (4-color) rather than just black.
If that is the case, to test this most quickly, make a new file, and create a new black (black2), set to 100 black, 0% other colors.
Type a wor and set it to print in that color and try to print it.
If that works, apply the same technique to your real document.
Hope it works. I've been stuck in the same situation, and some printers will just not let you print if a single color is out.
Good luck.
DigiChick

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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