Why can't I print with only black ink when a color ink cartridge is empy??
I want to print out an only black document with only my full black cartridge. My only empty cartridge is Cyan and i STILL CANNOT PRINT OUT ANYTHING! This is a terrible situation and I dont have to deal with this. If i had known that this printer would do this i would not have bought it.
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Re: Why can't I print with only black ink when a color...
The Printer requires a fully operations set of cartridges to print.
Some models of printer WILL allow black only printing - but not all.
Are you sure there fore yours will?
But still a fully operational set of carts are required to be on board.
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It is a little known fact that ink cartridges do have an expiry date, and it is sometimes possible that even if a printer reads full, that it has dried out and will not print. When you recieve a warning that your ink is too low you will simply be unable to print black ink after a certain point. Generaly if you want to print in only black you will have to do that when you print a document. For instance in IE when you go to file and then print you can select prefrences and select print in greyscale or black. hope this helps!
Yes, this printer has fixed printheads and must have ink in each color to prevent damage to the printheads. Even when printing black only each color is spit in the servicing area to keep the printhead unclogged.
Regards, Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging