Can I Print with Black When Another Ink Cartridge is Empty?

5 Responses

  1. Frances says:

    It is not true that color ink is only used in “periodic servicing tasks”! I use black ink only and the color ink runs out very quickly anyway. The color is being used up despite the black ink only setting.

    • Terry Wirth says:

      This is unusual. However, many printers do not have the “black-ink only” feature. Perhaps you using grayscale thinking it is black-ink only? Grayscale uses some color ink.

  2. paulo says:

    I’ve got this issue with hp 6230. Hp, this is not fair

  3. Inkjets NEED to be left on all the time, to save ink consumption. As opposed to turning on and off, which causes a full head purge of all inks. Thus
    Why its not cost effective to have a inkjet for one off runs either.

    • Terry Wirth says:

      Correct. Inkjet printers use extremely little standby power and each time that they are powered on a cleaning/priming cycle is performed. It does not use a lot of ink but it is senseless and wasteful to power them off anyway.

      As far as you comments on one-off runs. I disagree because no ink will be wasted.

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