01-31-2020 12:50 PM
Hello, a few years ago I joined the printer chat community, my username is scotflute and I have used the once inexpensive printer J1000 series which happily worked well for me with only the black cartridge installed... no... not because I wanted to save money, but because your printer works for a very rare yet grateful community of silver and gold hand engravers. Your HP ink Black specifically when used to print out my designs onto a transparent sheet gives a very clear result and importantly it will transfer the image from the printed page onto a silver flat object, giving me a good image that does not rub off, looks crisp under the microscope and since my designs are small, allows me to engrave by hand.
Now .... very important.... if I print with colour cartridge installed, a rich black mix results, and even this very slight doping of the colour inks totally stops the resulting image from releasing and transferring to the silver workpiece. For my transfer to work I must have only the black cartridge installed.
Well couple of years ago the very kind and helpful HP printer expert advised me to remove the colour cartridge from my J1000 deskjet and bingo! the transfers work excellent! But now is it true that HP actually is looking online as I try to use my printer and disallows it remotely from printing unless both cartridges are seen to be installed? I am desparate to use black only and will gladly pay HP a fee to do this if that is what is required? Help please some one, how can I get back to work again
01-31-2020 07:16 PM
Thank you, Mod, if you receive this? I've been having a very difficult time getting myself registered once more, it has taken me many tries, hoping it is now working? I was in this community in 2014 and lost my password etc
Something went wrong in getting my printer serial number written down it is:
Printer is HP Deskjet 1000 series which worked happily with only the black cartridge, but now no longer it appears... this black only is essential for my specialized needs of design transfer from transparency print to my workpiece of silver read for hand engraving. I am a maker of historical wood flutes of the 18th century style with silver and gold keys. I am also a time served toolmaker and have a Phd in Engineering from Cambridge UK. I am now an old dude nearly 82 , a Scotsman, living in N California.
Basically: Can I once more get my present printer working again on black ink only? If not, does HP sell a modest priced inkjet printer that will allow only Black cartridge operation ... the contamination of rich black mixes from the color cartridge renders the transfer completely unworkable? I use the printer very infrequently, yet it is essential to my engraving work.
Thank you Mod!