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Out of ink message when don't use color printing much

I get a message that says I'm out of ink and I look at the color cartridges. They do not seem to be out of ink. I don't print in color very often. Am I doomed to just keep replacing them or is there a way to get more use out of them? Thanks.

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Try to run the cleaning procedure several timesuntil the problem is gone, but be aware that it will consume ink from all cartridges.

Generally:
It is better to print from time to time pages using all ink cartridges otherwise the printhead might be damaged. You also might run the cleaning procedure of your MP500 from time to time.
Both will consume ink but letting it dry-out will cost at least the same.

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