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Colour Ink Jet Cartridges emptying during a black ink print run

Something strange is happening with the printer. There are 4 inkjet cartridges. Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. I rarely use colour so, Black ink is used up more quickly. Before I performed a mailshot of 50 letters, the Cyan and Magenta cartridges were nearly full. After the print run, the Cyan cartridge was empty and the Magenta cartridge was nearly empty. The letters did not include colours - Only black ink was required. Why has it happened and can I configure the printer to print black ink letters when one or more of the colour cartridges is empty?

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Hi,
If you go to your printer properties, there should be a setting whereby you have to select the option to "PRINT USING BLACK CARTRIDGE ONLY". Make sure this option is selected, otherwise your printer will use ALL colors even if you only print black.
Let me know if you need any further assistance.
Best wishes,
Graemevm

Posted on May 07, 2009

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