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I have a cannon mp550 printer. I managed to make it print grayscale but it uses other colors too. I want it to print just using pgbk ink only but I don t know how.

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Problem on your black cartridge.Change it and buy new one.Fix your problem.

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I have the same issue. I only print in black and never in color. On the print menu of the computer, I have to change it to grayscale every time I make a copy. Where I have a choice of Safari/Color Matching/Layout/Quality and Media, choose Quality and Media, then click on the grayscale printing box. If anybody knows how to make that a default, I would be very happy!

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I have set the Canon MP560 printer to print grayscale (black and white) but it still uses the color cartidges, apparently to periodically clean the nozzles so they will be able to print when needed. So I...


Canon has made there printer this way to SAVE on your black in and also to lubricate the print heads and other technical reasons.

To be honest I do not think its in your best interest to override the settings on this print due to the cause of damage to the print head and other sorts of failure.

There are chip re setters and other forms of ways to trick the system, These Void the warranty and thus Canon does not allow for this type of compromise to save ink. the best thing you can do here is purchase a ink kit with a chip that uses a contentious flo system to save you on ink purchases and money.

Here is a link to a example http://www.amazon.com/FantasyBuy-Bulk-Continuous-Ink-System/dp/B002T046TU

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I want to use black ink only and stop wasting color ink


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Go to Control Panel->Printers. Then right click on your printer and select printing preferences. There you will see an option like Print in Grayscale or Black and White only.
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The larger of the two cartridges is used for text only. The smaller is used for color printing. Its purpose is to eliminate the need for a "Processed" black (black being mader by the color inks).\

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The PGBK cartridge is a pigment black ink, while the others use a dye for coloration. The pigment black is used when printing text and other documents. The dye ink is used when printing photos and other colored documents. The dye black is used in conjunction with the color (dye) inks to provide tinting and color gradation, and therefore is not used nearly as much as the pigment black unless you use your printer only for printing photos.

If you're printing text and documents, you will need to buy another pigment black (PGBK) cartridge.

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