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Ink cartridges My black cartridge is full but magenta and cyan are empty/low. I just want to print black only. How can I get it to print without replacing cartridge colors I don't need? Thank you Laurra

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  • RubenL Nov 22, 2008

    I have set the color option on PRINT IN GRAYSCALE, and selected BLACK PRINT CATRIDGE ONLY. However when I want to print, I still get the message that the Cyan should be replaced before printing can start...

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    Ruben


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    replaced black cartridge and there is an empty color that I have not used in three years, and have replaced the black many times before, now won't let me print without checking color cartridge,(which I did and took out and reinstalled) still after turning off and on still wont let me past this point

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    How do I tell when the cartridge needs to be replaced? There is a pink cartridge on the left and a black one on the right.Is the pink one for colored printing?

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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.

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