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I want to print in white ink on black paper. According to our local help desk this is not possible. I have a Canon MX310 printer. Wayne

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Dear friend, the printer either give color or black&white printouts...so to choose individual color it will not be possible

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The help desk is right but there is a way around this problem.
This printer is a color printer. The only way to print white text on black is to a program such as PowerPoint and create a black colored page and then use white colored text. You need to put white paper in your printer.
This will cause the printer to use a very large amount of black ink and if the paper is too porous then the printed text will not be clear. Make sure you use inkjet paper.

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There are many ways to printer in black and white only. Follow either steps;
1. Open the document you want to print > Go to file > Print > click properties in the print window > there in the 'main' menu you will see an option "Grayscale Printing" check / tick the option to activate > click OK > now take a black and white print.
2. Open the document you want to print > Go to file > Print > click properties in the print window > in the menu select 'Maintenance' > in the 'Maintenance' click 'Ink Cartridge Settings' > select Black Only > click OK > click OK > now you can print only using the black ink in the printer.
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Perhaps this will help explain things. You know those little boxes of food colouring you can buy in the supermarket - the ones that have four little bottles of colour - red, blue, yellow and green. Within reason you can combine these to turn white icing into most colours. Use nothing and the icing is still white or use everything and the icing will go a black-brown colour. Use a couple of drops of red and blue and you'll get purple.

But if you start with black icing, there's nothing you can add that will make it anything but black.

It's the same with your inkjet printer - because white is obtained by not having any ink print on the white paper. But of course that only works when the paper is white. Naturally you'll get different results on all colours of paper, decreasing as the paper gets darker in colour. Print blue on yellow paper and you should get green printing.

The only way to print in white is to do what commercial printers do - use opaque inks and include a white ink in the process. And as far as I know there's no commercial ink that will do that with an inkjet printer.

I can hear lots of you muttering "Rubbish. Of course you can print light colours on dark paper." Well all I can say is, have fun experimenting, but you won't be able to do it.

About the only way to achieve the sort of result you may be after is to print the job then trim it and paste it in place. For instance, if you want to print onto a black or dark-coloured T-shirt then print onto white transfer material, trim the print to size and iron it in place.

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According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:

Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
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When you go to save it or just before that you select file then go to print properties under that there should be a selection to print it in black and white.

Let us know ether way but its done under printer properties.

Thanks and please do be considerate that we are trying to help when you leave your positive ratings and feedback, thanks

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