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Printer runs out of ink even when you don't use it

The HP 6600 series is a SCAM. I think HP should be sued, and I fully intend to work with one of the lawyers we have in retainer to make sure this happens.

Their 6600 series uses ink even when you don't use the printer. Once or twice a day it runs through some cycle to "configure itself" apparently this cycle flushes out ink.

3 weeks ago our printer ran out of blue ink. I thought this was weird because we never use colored ink. Annoyingly the printer would no longer print anything even plain black and white sheets because some greasy exec at HP decided to program a printer that required all cartridges to be full. All other cartridges were at least half full when the blue ink ran out and nothing else could be printed.

Imagine my extreme surprise today when I finally got around to replacing the blue cartridge only to find that the YELLOW AND MAGENTA cartridges were now empty so once again I was stuck with a printer that couldn't print. How could I use a the cartridges when the printer wouldn't let me print anything????

HP designed a printer that dumps ink even when you're not printing how does a company becoming any more of a CROC and SCAM than that????? What next a light bulb with a filament that slowly dissolves even when the light is off? Batteries that are always in circuit even when not being used so their charge drains quicker?
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Printer runs out of ink even when you don't use it

Hi,

 

I believe you have been using Grayscale to print B&W. Did you know mixing prime colors at a right amount will give you the whole color spectrum from Black to White. In this case, printer will mix all colors to give you Grayscale. If you wish to use Black ink ONLY, you have to select Black Ink only.

 

Note: From time to time, you still have to replace color inks because printer needs a very small amount of all inks during warming up process.

 

Hope this makes sense.

BH
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