Question about HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet Printer

3 Answers

How can I print Black only?

Black cartridge is full. Color cartridges are empty.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Best buy epson printer, use this if you allow only one cartridge

Posted on May 27, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 731 Answers

Hi

HP Inkjet printers work only if both the cartridges have ink unlike HP Laserjet printers.
If you want the printer to print only in black, Follow the steps

Start --->Control panel -- >Printers and faxes ---->Right click on the printer icon (HP c5100) select printing preferences.
Under printing prefences there u will see an option to print with black or print in gray scale.

Note:HP Inkjet printers like Photosmart C5180 will work only both the cartridges have ink.

Thanks
Riz

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My photosmart c4500 is my first and probably last HP printer... works better than the desktop I had from them....
Anyway when you have ink on both sides, if you have grayscale -high quality- selected it will always print full color and burn out your cartridge super fast.
If you select black only, then it will print grayscale.. and I'm talking grayscale--NOT black only.

Posted on Jun 07, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Why can't I just print in black if my other

Try opening advanced optios and select print in black and white only. Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

  • 125 Answers

SOURCE: ink cartridges

Go through your standard print procedure. File>print then look for the properties button which is usually on the top right of the window. Press Properties and look for either Printing in B/W or grey scale. That should prevent your color cartridges from printing. After you check that box, you should be able to print black only.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

pagebor
  • 2785 Answers

SOURCE: Won't print with only 1 cartridge empty

sorry you can print unless all your cartridge are having some ink

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • 583 Answers

SOURCE: hp color laserjet 2600 n it will not let me print

hp 2600n printer has no overriding settings for bypassing empty color cartridges.if you try it by swapping chips like we do on other models the colour printing will permanantly disable and will never print colour even after you replace colour cartridges.thats the way hp has set up 2600 laserjet.dont even try any bypassing method or you will spoil whole printer.many people fail the printer by just trying to bypass it someway.
thanks.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

cene765
  • 787 Answers

SOURCE: why can't I print black and white when color empty

Because the printer need all cartridges not empty to initialized and printing, scanning or copying.Just replace the empty ink.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

  • 119 Answers

SOURCE: Printer does not print using black ink

Check your settings i=under the Services Toolbox. Also go into printer preferences and see if you can force it to print in black only.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a lexmark z2320 inkjet printer the colour cartridge is empty should it still print the black is full


I'm not a computer geek at all, but I find the color cartridges always run out first. Try to change your printer settings so it will only print in black and white and so uses the black cartridge and not the color one. If the the color cartridge is empty, the page will not print correctly. It may print some of the black color only.

Mar 26, 2011 | Lexmark Z2320 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

SCREEN READS "INSERT RIGHT CARTRIDGE" ONLY THE COLOR CARTRIDGE IS LOADED. CAN'T I STILL GET IT TO PRINT??????


No..! you need to install the black cartridge..!
The printer needs to be aligned with both the cartridges no matter if they are empty or full. So even if the black cartridge is empty and the color cartridge is full. The color will print and the black wouldn't.

But if you install only one cartridge it will not work as i said that the printer could not align to the cartridges unless both the cartridges are installed.

On some printers if you install the black one only it works. Without installing the color one. But on this printer It is mandatory to install both the cartridges together other wise it will give you error codes.

This model needs the cartridges to be aligned and then print and if you see inside the printer it has a carriage holder for two cartridges which moves back and forth to print.

So install the black cartridge and it will work perfect.

May 11, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Why do color cartridges have to be full to use the black only?


In order to prevent the "colour" cartridges from drying out,
the printer will often mix in a bit of "colour" when you ask to print with the "black" cartridge.

So, they are *NOT* "drying-up" -- they are being used.

Nov 06, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

2 Answers

Can't Print with black ink because all color ink are empty.


yes you need to install all cartridge before printing any page ...I have also this model...but u need to install all 4 cartdge. before printing any page wheather color or blacknwhite..

Jan 08, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Won't print with only 1 cartridge empty


sorry you can print unless all your cartridge are having some ink

Dec 17, 2008 | Epson Stylus Color 740 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Non printing epson c20ux


Sounds like color cartridge ran out. Were u using color to print black?

Try new color cartridge.

Then if you don't need color go in and set to use black cartridge to print black (text).

If you need color on something only takes a minute to turn color back on.

Since printer worked you can go in and select black which uses the black cartridge and if it prints gives validity to a bad/empty color cartridge.

Good luck.

JC

Nov 27, 2008 | Epson Stylus C20UX InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Ink cartridge light keeps blinking


you need to print only in black if that is all the ink you have, and also you need to remove the color cartridge as it still registers in the printer as able to be used, although it is empty or near so. Did you remove the tape over the print head fron the new ink cartridge? Do a print head alignment, or use the toolbox icon to tell the printer that you just replaced the cartridge. Some HP models chip the ink cartridges so even a refill wont register as a full tank and the printer wont print. chip needs to be reset (difficult) or just replaced with a new cartridge.

Jul 07, 2008 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Replaced empt 3E cartridge. Now it won't print


I had removed and reinstalled the empty 3e cartridge. Sorry for the Confusion. I hadn't put a new 3e cartrige in until today. Them I ran " deep clean" twice. The printer works fine. I still don't understand why the printer wouldn't print color, when I was had set the printer to print in color when my 3e cartridge was empty and all colors including the 6 black showed full.

Mar 31, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Can't print when there's only black ink


Mostly it connot print w/out color ink if when printer message empty / sometimes the printer no message while ink was empty still black can print. it depends to the chip .

Jan 11, 2008 | Xerox DocuPrint M750 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

3,859 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96518 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7987 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a HP Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...