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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-25-2015

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

I have the same problem with my MX922 and my new iMac, using OS 10.11.3   Also, when does PGBK get used?

 

Here is a copy of the other info that was requested by you.

 

Canon MX920 series 2:

 

  Status: Idle

  Print Server: Local

  Driver Version: 13.7.1.0

  Default: Yes

  System Printer Sharing: Yes

  Shared: No

  URI: usb://Canon/MX920%20series?serial=518B9B

  PPD: Canon MX920 series

  PPD File Version: 13.7.1.0

  PostScript Version: (3010.000) 705

  CUPS Version: 2.1.0 (cups-435)

  Scanning support: Yes

  Scanning app: /Library/Image Capture/Devices/Canon IJScanner5.app

  Scanning app (bundleID path): -

  Scanning app version: 4.0.0

  Scanner UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-353138423942

  Printer Commands: PrintSelfTestPage ReportLevels 

  CUPS filters:

Raster2CanonIJ:

  Path: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Filters/Raster2CanonIJ/Raster2CanonIJ.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Raster2CanonIJ

  Permissions: rwxr-xr-x

  Version: 13.0.0

Command2CanonIJ:

  Path: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Filters/Command2CanonIJ.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Command2CanonIJ

  Permissions: rwxr-xr-x

  Version: 13.0.0

  Fax support: No

  Printer utility: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Utilities/CanonIJPrinterUtility.app

  Printer utility version: 13.0.0

  PDEs:

CanonIJPDE.bundle:

  Sandbox compliant: Yes

 

Thank you

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-25-2015

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

After emailing Canon support.  was told that the Canon MX922 type of printer could only print using the Pigment Black ink for text. However I cannot figure out how to tell the printer the difference.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-06-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

Hi, I have the same issue but with a Pixma MG7170

 

IMAC  OS X 10.11.3 

 

I have followed your direction and get to the grayscale label but there is no option box, it is permanently turned off.  I tried this through the printer features first and still the same thing.  Plain paper selected, single sided.  

 

thanks in advance for your help

 

regards

Robert 

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

Can I ask a similar question: how do I print black-only (without wasting colour ink) on an MG5450? I am on a PC, with Windows10

Thanks - Ken

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-25-2015

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

This is how I set my "PRINT" menu up on my iMac OS10.11.3.....


rbellie wrote:

Hi, I have the same issue but with a Pixma MG7170

 

IMAC  OS X 10.11.3 

 

I have followed your direction and get to the grayscale label but there is no option box, it is permanently turned off.  I tried this through the printer features first and still the same thing.  Plain paper selected, single sided.  

 

thanks in advance for your help

 

regards

Robert 


 

 

 

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New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-08-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

I was just talking with one of the Canon tech support assistants, and I asked about the grayscale option. I know that when printing black text, all cartridges are used (even a little color). I was assuming that with the grayscale option, the color cartridges were turned off. The tech support guy said this is not true, and the color cartridges are still used in grayscale. Is this true? 

 

Also I was told (by a different person) that every cartridge has a page limit in their chip (ie. 250 pages for color), and when they reach this page count, the printer says you are out of ink. The tech support guy said that is also not true. He said they will keep working until the ink is ACTUALLY out. Now I don't believe printer companies are that giving. I know you all have sneaky tricks to make us spend more on ink. Now if someone can give me an honest answer: do Canon cartridges have a page count in their chip that stops printing when it is reached?

 

The real reason I wanted to use my grayscale option is to "turn off" my color cartridge chips from being used in their overall page count. That way I can used them longer, and only when I actually need them. 

 

So many myths and unknown tricks. I need MythBusters on this case!

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Posts: 1,438
Registered: ‎07-28-2014

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

Hi shai9844,

 

The ink tanks in your PIXMA MX922 do not count the pages printed to determine the amount of ink left in the ink tank.

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New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

Hello,

 

I am having the same problem. My Cyan has run out (even though I only print using greyscale) now I cannot print or scan or do anything. I have a MG7570 using Mac OS X El capitan 10.11.15

 

Can you help me, I have greyscale selected as the norm but all functions will now not work?

 

Thank you

 

Danielle


stj wrote:

how do I print in black without using my color ink  on my pixma mx 922 printer?


 

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

We're using a Mac desktop with the Canon Pixma mx922 connected via wifi

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-20-2016

Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

How do I force my Pixma G3000 to print using only black ink? 

 

OS: Windows 7

 

Computer: Dell Inspirion N5150 Laptop

 

Processor: Core i3

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