Question about HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer

2 Answers

HP 722C has quit printing black in color draft

Hi, my HP 722C DeskJet has quit printing the black color if I use the color draft option. It prints black if I have it in color normal and it prints black if I have the settings set to black/white draft or normal. Any suggestions. I use the draft option a lot but do need it to print the words etc in black. Thanks for any help you can give!

Posted by Gmom on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Gmom Sep 07, 2007

    I think you misunderstood me. I am using the Draft quality and that's when it's not printing the black.
    If I use the normal or high quality it will print the black. If I print in draft quality in the black/white setting it prints in black.
    I have replaced both color and black cartridges several times and that's not the problem. If it was the cartridge it wouldn't print black when in normal or black and white.
    When I am having my problem is when I am printing in the color/draft mode.
    Anyone got any solutions?

  • Gmom Sep 08, 2007

    printer set to color/draft = No black text or lines etc
    printer set to color/normal = Black works fine
    printer set to black/white /normal or draft = black works fine

  • Gmom Sep 08, 2007

    Does anyone else know of a solution to this problem? The color instead of black is kind of a mustard color. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers several times. It worked fine until about a month ago.

  • Gmom Sep 10, 2007

    I had stated in my second post that I had tried replacing the cartridges several times. I don't think it would be the cartridge problem when it prints the black when it is supposed to except when it's on color draft.

  • Gmom Sep 10, 2007

    Not worth spending money on when they don't even know if they can fix it. Thanks

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 944 Answers

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the black cartridge yet? Try cleaning the electrical contacts on the cartridge and the carriage where they touch. A Q-tip/cotton bud works well, a soft, dry cloth such as T-shirt material also works well. I think it is a hardware problem - most likely in or associated with the black cartridge. Hope this helps, please ask again if you try this and get no change :)

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2007

    The problem is probably not inside the cartridge itself - clean the electrical contacts on the cartridge and the carriage, then check the cable that connects the carriage to the rest of the printer - the end connections can come loose at both ends. Apparently there is a different path for the electrical signal to command "draft" (also a different voltage so power supply problems are a possibility, although less likely). Replacing the cartridge will not necessarily identify or solve the problem.

    It is worth a check as it is free to do so.

    :)

×

Ad

Anonymous

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 133 Answers

WORKAROUND: Select EconoFast or Draft as the print quality setting in the printer properties. This will prevent the color cartridge from being used. - Or - Try another color cartridge. The color cartridge is used to print grayscale images in Normal or Best print modes, so if one color has run out, the printout will have the wrong tint. With a full color cartridge, the colors can be properly combined to create a composite black. CAUSE: When printing with Normal or Best as the print quality setting, the HP Deskjet 710C or 720C or 722C series printer will use the color ink to improve print quality output, even when printing a grayscale image.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2007

    ok im not really sure i am following you, it is printing black but what is it not printing, black when your using the color ? its not printing the color black when using color is that right?

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2007

    After talking to HP Theyve suggested its an internal problem and asked how long youve had the printer etc. Theyve also said that youll probably have to get it repaired at a shop or send it in because its probably a chip or something internally. Im not sure how long youve had it or if you have some sort of warranty, but I think its kaput. Sorry couldnt help further. Its not a cartridge problem its more of an internal problem with the actual printer and cant be really fixed without looking at it.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hp dj 3050 print not dark enough


Have you tried changing your printer settings? It may be set to draft instead of normal.

Jan 10, 2014 | HP Deskjet 3050 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet...

2 Answers

Do I have to have a color cartridge in order to print? Can I just use a black ink cartridge?


The HP DeskJet 6122 can print with both or only one ink cartridge installed. The printer driver includes an option to print in gray scale as a substitution for color. If you choose to print a document that has a color other than black and white with only a black cartridge installed, I recommend you select the gray scale print option. To select gray scale, select the printer properties and check the box for gray scale rather than color printing. This selection can be made either at the time a document is ready to print (ie., a one time selection, using the "Properties" box in the print options window), OR as a permenant setting using the Control Panel, Printers, HP DeskJet 6122, "Properties" window. Once changed in the general printer properties, these settings remain active anytime the HP DeskJet 6122 printer is selected to print a document.

Sep 03, 2013 | HP DeskJet 6122 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

How to make the HP Deskjet 3054 Print in only black


Select 'Print' from your software package and then 'Preferences'. Select the 'Color' tab, click on the 'Print in Greyscale' box and select the 'Black Cartridge' box..

Jul 13, 2011 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I have a DeskJet 722C printer that just doesn't have good print quality for color images anymore. All print-outs have a vertical line pattern through them. Is there anything that can be done? Or is it time...


hi,
first let me know that is it only happence with the color doccument?or it happening with all the documents...if its happening with the all doccuments then you need to open the rear door and clean the rollers...then takeout the cartridges..take a clean cloth and clen the copper dots...put them in..if still facing problem...you need to replace the printer..

Mar 23, 2010 | HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have just replaced the color ink cartdrige in my HP Deskjet 722c printer and I tried to print a color picture in bond paper and it was a total mess


A new ink needs a little cleaning before using. Just dab lightly on a damp paper towel and look for a inch log stripe of each color on the towel. If all colors are not there it won't print very well and you should return the cartridge. Some have reported no yellow in their new cartridges.

Jan 08, 2010 | HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Banner printing on HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer


The problem with your printer is probably if you are using Windows XP it will not print banners from there. I downloaded drivers too and found if I went to a printer with Windows 98 and put in my software program the banner will print out. Hope this works for you. I had to find it thru trial and error.

Verron

Mar 14, 2008 | HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP Deskjet 722C


I would try to clean the contacts that go against the cartridge.  Use rubbing alcohol.

Oct 26, 2007 | HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Colour???


HP Deskjet 450 and HP Color Inkjet cp1160 and cp1700 Series Printers - How to Print with Black Ink Only Follow the instructions below to print with black ink only.
NOTE: HP Deskjet printers use all the primary colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, to create shades of gray when Print in Grayscale is selected in the printer driver and the Black only option is not available or not selected.
  1. Click Start , Settings , and then Printers . In Microsoft® Windows XP, click Start and then Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer icon and in Windows 95/98/Me, select Properties . In Windows NT 4.0, select Document Defaults . In Windows 2000/XP, select Printing Preferences .
  3. Select the Color tab.
  4. Select Print in Grayscale .
  5. Select Black only .
    NOTE: If the Black only option is not available, download the latest printer driver from the HP Web site. Click here to go to the HP Support and Drivers page.
  6. Click OK to save the changes and close the window.
  7. Print the desired document or graphic.

Oct 25, 2007 | HP DeskJet 450Ci InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DeskJet 722c InkJet Printer Logo

377 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

efs_perpends
efs_perpends

Level 3 Expert

1997 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6099 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...