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Does the DESIGNJET 650C work with only the black cartridge?

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Hello. Looking to buy this printer and wondering if I can save money by only using it for black and white printing.


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I could be wrong , but DesignJet 650C was introduced in May 1993. I used it but 27 years ago.

It was the first DesignJet able to use 4 cartridges instead of one.

I don't know if HP still produces cartridges for that model.

for sure you can draw in black color but onestly I don't remember if it works with only black cartridge installed , 




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It is old plotter!! But It  is robust. So You can draw in B/W by color/mono button in from panel. I repaired this model 25 ago. I not sure if you reseat all the color cartridge the printer automatic switch mono option. You can go down the user manual.

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