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tonytonetone
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Envy 5660 using color ink when printing B&W

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I'm wondering why my new color ink cartrige is getting used up even though I have only been printing in B&W "draft" mode. Also, when my last color cartrige was running out of ink, B&W prints were suffering even though the black cartrige was full.

 

WTH is up with this? I shouldn't be using up my color cartrige doing draft prints of B&W text docs.

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Hi,

 

How do you setup your printer to print B&W ? Please note: you can mix prime colors with a right amount to get all colors from black to white. Printers will do the same. If you wish to use Black Ink Only, you need to tell your printer to use Black Ink Only (not Grayscale).

 

One more thing: Printer always use all color inks during warming up process.

 

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BH
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Thanks for your reply.

 

I see no option anywhere to select between grayscale and black ink only in the print dialog or settings.

 

I currently have it set to "Black and White - Draft" with the Black & White box checked.

 

Any other ideas?

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