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I cannot print black when the color cartridges are empty. MOdel mfc665cw

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It's an ugly lesson. A million years ago, I replaced my old slimy paper fax machine with a "new fangled" fax/printer/copier color inkjet with 4 cartridges (11 ml inks, no less). I only used it for a fax. Imagine my surprise when I found out the ink evaporates! I bought the first two color cartridges, then I just tossed the printer in the trash and got a black laser fax.

The ex-manager of one of the motels decided she would get that color printer as her only machine. Everybody just loved to make table tents and menus in color and, never mind that it was their main check in printer for the front desk. They called all frantic because the printer ran out of colors and they couldn't check in guests! Today they only use a black laser with extra toner cartridges in stock.

Now you can add your story to the list. If your printing is critical, $200-300 buys you an inexpensive laser printer/fax/copier/scanner that is cheaper to operate. You can always get a stock of extra inks for your 665. Extra advice, stick with genuine Brother brand inks if you can.

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Don't you see the logic? Brother wants you to spend money by buying color cartridges. And also, most printers are also using colors to make the prints darker.

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