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Student
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How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

How do I print using only black ink with the Photosmart 5520e?

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Re: How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

Hi,

 

Please use the following steps (for Windows):

 

(a) Click printer desktop icon,

(b) Clict "Set Preferences"

(c) Click "Advanced"

(d) In "Print in Grayscale" select "Black Ink Only"

(e) Click Ok/Apply

 

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BH
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Re: How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

Did this... It didn't work. Nothing changed. Just to be sure, I also tried selecting "High Quality Greyscale" and still nothing changed. When did this become an advanced option anyway? Some actual help please.

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Re: How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

I am having the same problem. If I am out of colored ink, I can't  print even black and white.

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Re: How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

The Photosmart 5520e has a permanant printhead and some ink is required to keep the printhead from clogging.  See the document here for information on how ink is used, the Photosmart 5520e is an "IIC" printer in the terminology of that page.

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Re: How do I print only in black ink using the photosmart 5520e?

I have a mac computer and I can't seem to switch my photosmart 5520e to print in only black ink. The little dialogue box that everyone references with the "paper quality" is not an option on my operating system. I am running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5  and there is no little triangle or drop down for color option. All that appears is "Media & Quality" but there is no option to change for color. Nothing in system preferences either.  HELP!

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