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

I have to say that 10 steps simply to choose black and white printing is bordering on absurd.  The people at Canon are obviously smart enough to make this easier so they must not want to b/c they want us to use the color toner to up their profits.  I like Canon, especially their customer service, but this is a bit shady to me. 

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

Hello , my printer doesn't print without color , have you any solution for this? My PC is Linux . Thank you
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Re: how do I print in black without using my color ink on my pixma mx 922 printer?

Hi Joudy!

Welcome to the Canon Forums and thanks for your post!

You'll need ink in all the tanks to prevent damage to the print heads. Hope this helps!

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

I have a canon pixma mx870 on mac, os 10.12.3.  I can't figure out how to force print in black only, no color

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Registered: ‎02-28-2017

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

Hi stj,                  

 

To print with the black cartridge only in a Windows environment, please follow these steps:

1.  Click on Start, and then click on Control Panel.

2.  Click on Printers and Faxes.

3.  Right click the PIXMA MX922 and left click on Properties.

4.  Click on the Maintenance tab at the top.

5.  Click on the Ink Cartridge Settings button.

6.  Change to Black Only.

7.  Click OK.

The PIXMA MX922 will only print from the black cartridge.

 

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact our support group using the following link:

http://Canon.us/ContactLI

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

Using an Ipad and Mac Book Pro

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

Well you can add me to the disgruntled Canon copier owners. I am officially done with you Cannon. Period! 

My Yellow ink has dried up so no printing....Really? Well YouTube videos here we go!  People need to be informed about your practices. Time for the hammer, lighter fluid, oh and some fast moving projectiles. 

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

Hi mrbeefy          

 

If you are experiencing a "Low Ink" warning, you will still be able to scan, but not print.

If you are getting a "Ink Out" error, you will not be able to use the unit until the ink is replaced.

These precautions are in place to prevent damage to the printer from occurring if printing with no ink is attempted.  The printer uses the ink to cool the printhead during the printing process.  If no ink is present, the printhead could be damaged.

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First, please make sure that the installed ink tanks are correct and full of ink.  The correct order is:

CLI-251M  magenta
CLI-251BK  black
CLI-251Y  yellow
PGI-250BK black
CLI-251C  cyan

Next, please print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink is ejecting properly from the print head. To do this, please follow these steps:

 1.  Make sure that the machine is turned on.

 2.  Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.

 3.  Open the Paper Output Tray and then open the Output Tray Extension.

 4.  To print the nozzle check pattern:

     4-1.  Press the MENU button.

     4-2.  Press the Setup button.

     4-3.  Select Maintenance, then press the OK button.  The Maintenance screen is displayed.

     4-4.  Select Print nozzle check pattern and then press the OK button.  The pattern print confirmation screen is displayed.

     4-5.  Select Yes and then press the OK button.

The nozzle check pattern is printed and the pattern confirmation screens are displayed alternately. 

If they differ, perform a few cleanings.  Please perform the following steps to perform a Cleaning:

 1.  Press the MENU button.

 2.  Press the Setup button.

 3.  Select Maintenance then press the OK button.

 4.  Select Cleaning and press OK.

 5.  Press OK to select Yes.

The cleaning will be performed.  After 2 or 3 cleanings, print another test page.

Does the test page print correctly?

 

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact our support group using the following link:

http://Canon.us/ContactLI

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

> 4.  Click on the Maintenance tab at the top.

> 5.  Click on the Ink Cartridge Settings button.

> 6.  Change to Black Only.

 

Hi, 

 

I have a Windows 10 OS and have MX920 Series Printer Driver installed for my MX922 printer.  Driver version is 2.65.

 

Under Maintenance tab I do NOT find  the 'Ink Cartridge Settings' button at all.

 

Please advise.

 

 

Also, is it true Duplex printing will use color cartridges?  This is just very odd.  There is no relation between duplex printing and color ink cartridge.

 

 

 

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

Hi kentk7,

 

The pigment black ink takes longer to dry on the paper than the dyed based color inks.

 

The reason why your PIXMA MX922 uses color ink to print black during the duplex printing process is so that the ink does not smear on the page as it is fed back into the printer to print on the reverse side.

 

You are correct, there isn't an "Ink Cartridge Settings" button in the Maintenance tab of the PIXMA MX922's printer driver.

 

If you are looking to print using only the black ink tank, the original text must be black and the paper setting must be set to Plain Paper (non-duplex printing).

 

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