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printing color w/o R,G, PM and PC ink


I have a Pro9000 Mark II.


Is it possible to print in color without using the green, red, photo magenta or photo cyan inks?

ie: I want to use only C, M, Y and BK


I want to print medium quality color without using these expensive inks. In the time I've owned this printer the cartridges have gone from $11 to $19.







I'm afraid that individual ink cartridges cannot be isolated on this model.  I regret any inconvenience.


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Those colors are what gives the printer the ability to print high quality photographic images.


If all you want is simple 4 color images you could buy a 4 ink printer for low dollars.


Did you look into 3rd party inks?


I don't use the because I strive for highest quality in my prints (using the Pro-100, the succesor to your printer) but if you are willing to sacrifice quality and print longevity they can save you money.


PS - the red an green inks last a very long time, but yes PC and PM go fast.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic

I'd like to print high quality color AND low quality color on this printer and save on using the R,G,PM and PC ink. I have many needs for low quality color in addition to high quality.


Software to make this happen would be worth some money,


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