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Can I force Printer to do Black Only?

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#1 bigalexe


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Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:39 PM

I have an HP C7280 All-in-one printer. Normally when printing Black only such as Documents it mixes in small amounts of the color cartridges. Over time these small amounts add up and before I know it, I've run through an entire Yellow or Magenta in addition to the Black even if all I am printing is regular text documents. What I have noticed is that when one of the colors is low the printer gives me an option for Black Only, and of course some warning telling me how terrible my documents will look.

What I would like to do is find a way to make the printer print Black Only whenever I want it to, I'm tired of running through colored ink printing essays. Besides keeping a low cartridge around and inserting it before printing documents and then removing it for photos, is there a way to do this?

Also note that the C7280 AIO Printer is one of the HP Printers that has different cartridges for every color and a black, so thats something like 6 cartridges for the thing. It's not a regular Black Cartridge and Color Cartridge. Also getting a laserjet is not an option, I'm a student and not a business.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

Off the top of my head, check your printer options for greyscale settings
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