Print using black ink only (Windows)

 

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Instructions to print using only the pigment black ink tank only.

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Print using pigment black ink only (Windows)

Instructions to print using only the pigment black ink tank only. Occasionally you may need to print using black ink only. Using grayscale alone does not provide this option and the color inks will still be used. By following this procedure you may print using only the pigment black ink tank.

 

Note: Some color ink will still be used for print head maintenance.

 

Note: Image quality may be sacrificed when printing photographs.

  1. Open the Properties / Preferences window for the printer.  Follow the procedure for your operating system below.

     
    Windows 10
    (for compatible models)
    • Type 'Control' in the Windows search (Magnifying Glass icon next to Windows icon)
    • Select 'Control Panel'.
    • Select 'Devices and Printers'.
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    Windows 8
    (for compatible models)
    • On your keyboard, hold the   key and press " X ".
    • Select 'Control Panel'.
    • Select 'View Devices and Printers'.
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    Windows 7
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and then 'Devices and Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    Windows Vista

     

    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'.

      Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
       
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

     

    Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

     

    Windows 2000/ Me/98
    (
    if applicable)
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings', then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

     


     

  2. Click on the Main tab.
     
  3. Select 'Plain Paper' as the Media Type. If any other paper type is selected, color ink will be used to create black.



    Note: The pigment black ink will only be used when printing on plain paper.
     
  4. Select the box for 'Grayscale Printing'.



    Note:  If either 'Borderless Printing' or 'Duplex Printing' are enabled from the Page Setup tab, grayscale will be created using a combination of the color (dye) inks to prevent smearing.

     
  5. Click 'OK' to save the changes.

The printer will now only use the pigment black ink tank.

 

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Doc ID   ART161245
Updated   11/19/2018

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