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About printing from PIXMA MP470 black ink cartridge only

You told someone else to set their printer to black and white print only - how do you do that? I cannot find that in any of my print dialogues.

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Try to find it from printer properties tab

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Why I can't print in black and white.


It may want the cartridge in to protect the heads. Put an old empty on in. Make sure to go to Start, Settings, Printers. Select the Pixma and go to Printing Preferences. Once here set the COLOR OPTIONS to Grayscale, print black ink only.

Hope this workds for you.

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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.
However, please note that some printers although they are set to print in grayscale they also use the color cartridge and some even don't allow you to print in grayscale if the color cartridge is empty. Why is that? Manufacturer's way of charging you more money.

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Why Does My Color Ink Run Out So Fast When I Am Printing In Gray Scale


When sending your print job to the printer, you need to be sure to select "black and white", otherwise your computer will use your color ink cartridges to produce your gray scale image/document.

Aug 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Printer problems


This will sound stupid, but if you are trying to print a document in B&W with this particular model, you have to force it to print ONLY using the black ink cartridge, if you are out of color ink, otherwise, it will try to use the color cartridge by default. A highlighted word is not recognized as a black image with a colored background, it is recognized as a multi-colored image, s-o-o-o try going into your solutions menu, click on "Change settings" then click on "Printer settings" Then click on "Maintenance" tab, click on the "Ink Cartridge settings" button. From the drop-down menu, select "Black Only". Click on okay. THEN when you go to print the document go to your printer settings and click on the "grayscale printing" checkbox. Then Select "Plain paper" Of course, you have to do this each time you want to print. The MP470 is primarily a photo printer, with text and graphics abilities. It wasn't designed as an all-purpose printer... I found that out the hard way! :-) Unfortunately, this only works (so far as I've seen) if you are out of color ink... it tries to use color by default to 'create' black... I hope this helps out!

Apr 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Printing black & white when there's no color ink


More of a workaround than a real solution--when the error message comes up, press and hold the stop/reset button. After a few seconds, the message will go away and you can continue printing without changing the cartridge.


Jan 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Mp470 pixma


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Do you still need help with this problem?

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Nov 01, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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MP470, Won't print B&W only


If you use gray scale they definitely use the color caritridge

When you printing a photo they normaly use the color cartridge

Try to set the printer to black& white and try to do it

Jul 18, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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PRINTING ON BLACK PAPER


That would require a very special "white ink" print cartridge for your printer. The regular color ink cartridges won't do this, since they can only make the black paper "black-er" when it prints ink on the paper. You may want to ask the manufacturer (Canon) if they make a special "white ink" cartridge for that printer, or know of someone who does. Your only other option is to make a "negative" print image in Photoshop, or a similar graphics software application, and then PRINT the black ink on white paper... which will then leave everything you want to "print white" as an unprinted area on the white surface of regular paper. (Note: with such heavy printing you would want probably want to use a heavier grade of paper, such as 28# or 60#.) This will use a LOT of ink, but it may be the only way you can accomplish your goal. Hope this helps...

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