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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎08-11-2011
Message 1 of 6 (1,984 Views)

HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

I would like to print on my computer with just grayscale(no color) but my printer won't let me because I am out of the colored inks.  Is there a way to set the printer up so that it will ignore the colors and only focus on the black ink?

Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎08-11-2011
Message 2 of 6 (1,980 Views)

Re: HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

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This is my problem as well.  It really makes no sense when I set it to print from black cartridge only and the printer refuses because a color cartridge is low.

This needs a fix pronto.

I don't work for HP and my words are my own..........
Top Student
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Member Since: ‎08-11-2011
Message 3 of 6 (1,971 Views)

Re: HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

What printer exactly?  I have a CLJ2600N that in the setup has an option to essentially ignore missing empty toner.. 

 

On mine it's located:

 

System Setup ->  Print quality -> replace supplies -> override (enabled)

Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎08-11-2011
Message 4 of 6 (1,970 Views)

Re: HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

I have the Officejet Pro 8500 Premier A909n.  I can't find anything like that in the settings.

I don't work for HP and my words are my own..........
Student
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Member Since: ‎08-13-2011
Message 5 of 6 (1,949 Views)

Re: HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

Mine doesn't either. Am I losing it, or was this problem nonexistent at one time? I don't remember ever running into this before. Now I am in the middle of an important print job, and I can't finish because there won't be an office supplies store open in my area for two days. I have plenty of black ink, and the item to be printed is in B&W. But because I don't have a color cartridge with enough ink in it to tell my printer to settle down and behave, I can't even print a B&W document.

 

I agree - this needs to be fixed.

Tutor
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Member Since: ‎08-01-2011
Message 6 of 6 (1,886 Views)

Re: HP Laser won't print Black if I am out of color

Agreed. I always get a problem with the color one even if there's still plenty of ink in it. I woulk like the printing to go on in B&W just the same.

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