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Seldom use printer, but always says low on ink???

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Seldom use printer, but always says low on ink. Can I just buy black cartridge or what can I do ?

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Seldom use printer, but always says low on ink???



This Printer does support single cartridge mode


Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP ENVY 4520 series with only one ink cartridge. The single cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage. During single cartridge mode, the printer can copy documents, copy photos, and print jobs from the computer.


NOTE: When the HP ENVY 4520 series operates in single-cartridge mode, a message is displayed on the printer display. If the message is displayed and two ink cartridges are installed in the printer, verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from each ink cartridge. When plastic tape covers the ink cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect that the ink cartridge is installed.


You can refer to page 33 in the User Guide:


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