Printing with black or color ink only
For regular usage, this product is not designed to print using only the black cartridge when the color
cartridges are out of ink.
However, your printer is designed to let you print as long as possible when your cartridges start to run
out of ink.
When there is sufficient ink in the printhead, the printer will offer you the use of black ink only when
one or more of the color cartridges are out of ink, and the use of color ink only when the black
cartridge is out of ink.
The amount that you can print using black or color ink only is limited, so have replacement ink
cartridges available when you are printing with black or color ink only.
When there is no longer sufficient ink to print you will get a message that one or more cartridges
are depleted, and you will need to replace the depleted cartridges before you resume printing.
CAUTION: While ink cartridges are not damaged when left outside of the printer, the printhead does
need to have all cartridges installed at all times after the printer is set up and in use. Leaving one or
more cartridge slots empty for an extended period may lead to print quality problems and possibly
damage the printhead. If you have recently left a cartridge out of the printer for an extended period, or
if you have had a recent paper jam, and have noticed poor print quality, clean the printhead. For more
information, see Clean the printhead on page 86.
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