Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used - MX490 / MX492 (Windows)

Article ID: ART172552 | Date published: 12/06/2018 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019


When one of the FINE cartridges has become empty, print temporarily using the other FINE cartridge.


Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used

This feature enables you to specify the most appropriate FINE cartridge among installed cartridges according to an intended use.
When one of the FINE cartridges becomes empty and cannot be replaced immediately by a new one, you can specify the other FINE cartridge that still has ink and continue printing.

The procedure for specifying the FINE cartridge is as follows:

 Ink Cartridge Settings

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Click Ink Cartridge Settings on the Maintenance tab

    The Ink Cartridge Settings dialog box appears.

  3. Select the FINE cartridge to be used

    Select the FINE cartridge to be used for printing and click OK.
    The specified FINE cartridge will be used from the next printing.


  • When the following settings are specified, Black Only does not function because the printer uses the color FINE cartridge to print documents.
    • Other than Plain Paper, or Envelope is selected for Media Type on the Main tab
    • Borderless is selected from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab
  • Do not detach the FINE cartridge that is not in use. Printing cannot be performed while either FINE cartridge is detached.

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