Why won't my printer print if the color cartridge is empty but I have black ink?
Does this make sense that my Kodak printer will not print because the color cartridge is empty? I have 40% black ink and the color is empty. I have tried to print things only in black and it will not let me print because the color cartridge is empty. To me this makes no sense that you have to have ink in both cartridges. I'm not printing in color so why does it matter if that one is empty?
I have selected to print in black and white. I did not know you had to do grayscale. I'll have to look into that option.
Guess I never thought of it using the color to produce black ink. Then what is the point in a black cartridge if it needs color to make black?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Change the printer settings to grayscale and then it will print using only black ink. Black and white printing uses color to create the black ink.
- Anonymous10 years ago
the simplest way to get to
settings for bw is to click on preferences in the print menu -grayscale printing-tick that. bye
- 10 years ago
You have to set it to black and white not color
- luvdadyLv 410 years ago
for the hues.