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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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My printer keeps saying "print head is not installed. Install the print head." I only purchased black ink this time and I put it inside but it still says that there is no ink. Do I have to buy the colour...

Hello, Jordanreinha -

You will need to install a color cartridge, too.

Oddly enough, with color printers, both the black and color ink/s are used to print black. Go figure?

Best wishes.

Feb 26, 2018 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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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

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.

Feb 11, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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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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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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