My ip 2000 is not able to print black text inspite of the fact that both colour and black cartridges are filled in. I have used maintenance menu in printer. I have also cleaned printer head with soft cloth.
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Re: black text not printing
When you go to the maintenance menu does the menu show the cartridge installed? If so here are some cleaning tips. First off do not use regular rubbing alcohol to clean anything electronic it contains 75% water this will damage some parts. Use "denatured alcohol" to clean the contacts on not only the cartridge but the printer. Be gentle with the cartridge and always go with the direction of the ribbon. If these do not work take the black cartridge to Walgreens and they can do an electronics test for you for free. Let me know how it comes out...Be mucho blessed...Mark
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printer working ok-did 50 colour photos ,6x4 when i made a mistake and pushed the print button when there was still about 1 inch of the previous photo still being printed.This print emerged with overprint of about 1".Thereafter the printer has refused to operate properly the next print being heavily discoloured.It then told me to replace the light magenta cartridge-this I did and the discolouration changed hew.It then told me to change the magenta and light cyan carts.-I did and discolouration changed again.It then told me to change the yellow and cyan=siscolouration now bright
red over coloured. I then successfully printed a letter in B&W proving that the black cartridge was still working.However as soon as I tried again to print a coloured photo it now tells me that the machine does not recognise the black cartridge and orders me to change it and until I do refuses to take any instructions telling me to install the black cartridge cprrectly.The black cartridge installed isout half full and has successfully printed copies and photos.I have carried out the suggested remedies by the machine and none were effectuve.How do it the infernal machine working again???
In fact, I ran a couple more ordinary cleaning sequences with a new cartridge in place, and it prints normally now. The only anomaly is that the ink-level panel still shows the 3eBK as being half-full (which is the level it showed when I discarded the previous cartridge).
In all honesty, its not that they use to much toner. Xerox does NOT put nearly enough toner in their cartridges to get the proper yield. I have gotten as low as 200 pages out of those cartridges. I do service on them and they do not give 1/5th the yield they advertise. Nothing you can do to be honest. But they are hugely inefficient.
On some printers, probably including yours, the black ink will be taken from the reserves in your colour cartridge unless you specifically tell it to do a black and white print on each document, regardless of whether it's printing black exclusively. I wouldn't worry, the black ink in it's own cartridge can also be used for colour photos etc with no detrimental effects.
Have you tried a new colour cartridge? This is a classic sign that the cartridge may be low on ink. When printing text, assuming you are printing black, it is likely that the black cart is doing most of the work so the gaps are insignificant. You could try printing text in several different colours. If the colour cartridge is low, you'll find that some colours may be ok but others may have gaps.
All cartridges must be present before the printer will operate.
Essentially black is obtained by printing all colours together.
Some makes/models of printer will allow black printing only for text printing.
This is a printer 'PROPERTIES' function and you will have to seek this out by reading the manual fully.
You could also try- Technical Support @ Canon
most printer require all cartridge to be present and recognised before they will operate- even though you only wish to print -say- text in black.
When printing in most machines all colours print even if it is only text you want.
Except some machine can have a black only mode
This will be found in the properties menu, if your machine has the facility