Set the Ink Usage Control for Windows - PIXMA TR150

Article ID: ART176618 | Date published: 03/24/2020 | Date last updated: 07/13/2021


Learn how to specify what ink tanks are used with the PIXMA TR150 on a Windows computer.


Specify the ink tank you want to use from the ones that are attached or reduce the black ink that is used to save ink. Please follow the steps below.

Set the ink usage

 Print quality may deteriorate when Ink Usage Control is used.

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Select Ink Usage Control.

    Select Ink Usage Control in the IJ Printer Assistant Tool (outlined in red)

     If the printer is off or if communication between it and the computer is disabled, an error message may appear because the computer can't collect the printer status.

  3. If necessary, adjust the settings below:

Figure: Ink Usage Control window

  • Print With:

    • Select from All Colors (Default)All Except PGBK (Black), Only PGBK (Black).

      • When the settings below are specified, Only PGBK (Black) does not function because the printer uses an ink tank other than PGBK (Black) to print documents.

        • A media type other than Plain Paper, Envelope, Ink Jet Hagaki (A), Hagaki K (A), Hagaki (A), or Hagaki is selected for Media Type on the Main tab.

        • Borderless is selected from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.

    • Don't detach the ink tank that is not in use. Prints can't be performed while either ink tank is detached.

    • If you turn the power off, the settings will be initialized, and reverted back to All Colors (Default).

  • Save Black Ink.

    • Controls the consumption of black ink, which allows you to save black ink.

    • To use this function, select Plain Paper for Media Type on the Main tab, and set Standard for Print Quality.

    • The Save Black Ink function does not work when:

      • A type of paper other than Plain Paper is selected for Media Type on the Main tab.

      • Borderless or Booklet is selected for Page Layout on the Page Setup tab.

      • Duplex Printing (Manual) is checked on the Page Setup tab.

      • If All Except PGBK (Black) is selected in Print With.

  1. Select OK. The selected settings are enabled.


If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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