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klue
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is it possible to print without having the color cartridge in?

My dad and I have the same printer.  J6480 All in one Officejet.  He runs a PC, I have a Mac.  He showed me how to select just the black cartridge while using his PC.  Everything on the Mac is so different, and I can't find how to do that!  Is it possible...and how?!  It keeps using up all my color ink and leaves the black cartidge full.  I want to use the black cartidge when I simply print text. Save the color ink (since it's more expensive) for the other fun stuff I like to do.  Help!

 

Thanks.

K.

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PrintDoc
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Re: is it possible to print without having the color cartridge in?

Yes, you should be able to print with the color cartridge not installed.  Try it.

 

You should also find a black only print mode.  In the Print dialog box (the window after you start a print job with File>Print or Cmd-P) you can use the presets pull-down to find a black and white print mode.  If you do not see this pull-down, click the triangle next to the printer's name.

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ladyrosebud
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Re: is it possible to print without having the color cartridge in?

I need to print in black ink without the color cartridge from my scanner bed. Keep getting install notice.  Won't print.

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wbraat
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Re: is it possible to print without having the color cartridge in?

Should be able to or can print without color cartridge?   We know you should be able.   The question is, is it possible?

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