I have a Canon Pixma iP1600 printer, I have set it to print in Grayscale and
to only use the Black ink cartridge, the majority of what I print this is
adequate, it saves using the colour ink, if I want to print in colour I
untick Grayscale and select Black & Colour cartridges.
Last week I was printing a black document in Windows Photo Gallery and I had
run out of colour ink. There was sufficient black ink so I left setting to
Grayscale and to only use the Black ink cartridge but it didn't print
anything, it must mix colour ink to produce the black colour even when I had
selected Black ink cartridge previously when I had ink in the colour
I opened the document with Paint and it printed perfectly with Grayscale and
Black ink cartridge selected.
Does anyone know how to print only using Black cartridge in Windows Photo
I am using Vista Home Premium SP1 with all available updates and latest
drivers from the Canon web site.
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