03-13-2014 08:05 AM
I´m Enzo and have a pixma pro-100 printer.
I use it almost for B/W photos.
And i´ve seen the printer uses colour inks for printing black and white.
I only want to use Black and gray inks but i don´t know where to select this option.
I´ve checked the B/W option but still uses colour inks.
Hope you can help me
Thanks uin advance!
03-13-2014 08:52 AM
The Pro-100 uses color ink when printing B&W prints. I have not found a way round this. The Pro-10 and Pro-1 do not use their color ink to print B&W prints.
03-13-2014 09:10 AM
I read on line that the reason the Pro-100 uses color when printing B&W is that the black dye inks are not pure black; they have a purplish tint. So color must be added to counteract the tint.
The pigment ink printers - Pro-10 and Pro-1 - are pure black.
I get great B&W prints from the Pro-100.
03-14-2014 03:26 PM - edited 03-14-2014 03:27 PM
The Pro-100 has three B&W ink cartridges. If you expected these three tanks to be able to print all the possibile shades of gray, you are certainly living in a dream world. The only thing a cartridge can do is put more or less ink on paper. It can space the dots farther apart to a point but ragged lines soon appear.
So what is the answer? You use the color tnaks to fill in where the B&W can't. I am not aware of a means of turning off the color cartridges in any of the mentioned printers. Whether it be the Pro-9500 II, Pro-100, Pro-10 or the Pro-1, some color will be used in each of these.