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Can I print in Cyan (blue) or magenta?

I'm tired of replacing my black toner cartridges when the other color cartridges are all 95% full. Is it possible to print in a different single color? In XP my printer properties options are either black or color. Is it possible to switch the black & cyan cartridges? I tried, but it did not seem to fit.

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  • smbnj99 Aug 07, 2008

    Freetek - Well done, thank you. That fixes my Word docs, any idea how I can print my Adobe docs?

    Thanks again.


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Depending on which software you are using for documents, you should be able to select output color from within the program; i.e., in Word, you can change the default template to whatever color you wish that is offered on the pallet.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Aug 08, 2008

    I can't help on Adobe; I don't have the program but would be surprised when they didn't offer the same kind of choices that Word does - Adobe seems a little brighter than MS in general.

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