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


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



Hi stj!


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actually it's a pixma mx  920- windows 7- WiFi- thanks

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

Hi bcfisch1,


The PIXMA MX922 will use color ink tanks to print colored text.  Even if the grayscale option is checked in the printer driver, if the original text is in a color other than black, the PIXMA MX922 will combine the cyan, magenta and yellow ink tanks together to make a composite black.


To use only the black ink tank, the original text must be black and the paper setting must be set to Plain Paper.


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Hello, I have a canon pixma printer and It ran out of ink so yesterday I bought a cartege of black in (240) and I printed 3 papers yesterday. Today i trien to print another paper but the light for color ink started flashing and asked me to refill it and it did not allow me to print. How can I make it use the black ink only?

Hi, mohamedhosny112!

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

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


OS: Windows 7


Computer: Dell Inspirion N5150 Laptop


Processor: Core i3

Using W10, wireless printer option, select grayscale option to print using black cartridge but printer uses gray cartridge, NOT the black cartridge.

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