Ink is the color paint inside a printer. It is typically present inside a printer cartridges.

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How to disable PGBK ink on a Canon printer and use BK for black?

Many Canon printers (e.g. iX6500) have two types of black ink. Suppose you just want to use one - for example, you need to print something urgently, but there's a fault with the other type of black's ...
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Can “normal” non-toxic ink be used instead of “edible ink” for edible ink printing?

Many online resources claim that once you use "normal" ink in an inkjet printer, the printer is tainted and can no longer be safely used for edible printing. However, one edible ink vendor's ...
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Is conducting a “Print test page” a waste of printer ink?

Printing costs for my All-In-One Epson printer especially when using branded inks is very expensive. Whenever I install new cartridges, I usually conduct a so called Print Test Page via Devices and ...
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Canon Pixma MP 160 doesn't recognize ink cartridges

My Canon Pixma MP 160 printer/scanner/copier is not recognizing my printer cartridges. The alarm light as well as the black and color light all come on and it's like it's locked up.
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Black ink cartridges MP620 how to use both of them

Also regarding Canon printer MP-620. It has two black cartridges. A large #220 and a smaller #221 black cartridge. It NEVER uses the smaller black cartridge even when the larger one runs out of ink ...
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All-In-One Printer Fails To Print Black Ink?

My Epson Stylus All-In-One printer, uses four ink cartridges one each for cyan, magenta, yellow & one for black ink. The black ink recently started to fade & now does not print at all. Whilst ...
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Does an HP Deskjet 812c have an ink level check?

I put a refilled ink cartridge into an HP Deskjet 812c. Now the power light is solid green, and the ink level light is blinking orange. HP says basically it is not recognizing one of the cartridges ...
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U163 Error message

I get a U163 error message, saying I have run out of black ink, but I just replaced the ink cartridge. No what do I do?
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How do I calculate the cost of printing a given page?

I have seen questions like How much does a square inch of ink cost and How much more will a high-dpi image cost to print?, but mine isn't asking neither about a specific case, nor about how much ...
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Brother J515W won't print Black

I assume I have some sort of ink clogging. The cartridge going in is new (brother brand), but no amount of print clean cycles are getting me any black ink printing, so I assume the clog is within the ...
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Brother ink printer: vertical adjustment of alignment does not work

I have a brother mfc-5440cn and tried to adjust the vertical alignment with the result that the printing quality now is very poor. The printer prints a small schadow next to each letter :-( I tried ...
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How could I save on ink when printing this map?

I need a map of the SMC campus, but I'm really sick of running out of ink after printing one thing and then having to pay ridiculous sums of money to buy more ink. The map is here: I would print ...
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How-To Build a Printer Setup

My Current Printer Photosmart C3100, with a inbult scanner. I plan on upgrading it. I want to build a Printer Setup. Something I can attach to the printer, via thin pipes or tubes to the Ink ...
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How to print in black and white when a color ink cartridge is out of ink

I'm getting the following error message in HP Photosmart C7200 series print dialog: The printer is out of ink. The following ink cartridges are empty: Magenta. Replace these ink cartridges ...
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Canon MP980 prints wrong colors

My Canon MP980 printer recently started printing color incorrectly. At first, all colors were pinkish. I changed the color inks as some said this might fix it. Now green prints as a grayish color, ...
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Will the Canon Pixma MX882 Wireless Multifunction Printer allow you to keep printing once one ink cartridge has run out?

My wife's Epson Workforce 600 has died, and I'm thinking of replacing it with a Canon Pixma MX882 printer/scanner/copier/fax. One of the most annoying things about the Epson is that once it has ...
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Do printer ink/toner refill kits work and are they safe?

My mother needs to print photos of the family, but since photos have 100% coverage, the ink cartridges run out quickly. Buying new cartridges is far too expensive (it would be significantly cheaper to ...
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MS Office plugin for full support of Wacom-Digitized Tablets

Background: When using Microsoft OneNote with a "convertible tablet" (computer with Wacom-digitized screen and pen), you can draw "ink" with one side of the pen and then flip it over to erase (and the ...
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No black ink printing for MFC 490CW Brother printer?

I have a Brother model MFC 490CW color printer than has three color ink and one black ink cartridge. I've replaced the black ink cartridge, but I still get no black ink being printed, the three ...
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Can I Mix Ink Cartridges Of Different Manufacturers?

At the moment i have 4 total compatible ink cartridges of X manufacturer in my printer. 3 of them are depleted and one is half full which is black. What happens if i replace 3 depleted cartridges ...
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Are Ink Cartridges Manufactured In USA Compatible With Printer Purchased Outside Of USA?

I have Brother MFC-240C machine. I want to order compatible ink cartridges and Brother original ink cartridges, but don't know if they will work in my machine. I once ordered ink cartridges from UK ...
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Does printer ink evaporate with time?

I have an HP Photosmart C6300. I bought brand new colour cartridges half year ago and have not used the printer since then. Yesterday when I tried to print something, the ink levels were about 20% ...
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Buying a new printer instead of replacing ink? [closed]

With prices of basic printers being around $40 - $50 and a ink cartridge being around $20 - $30 each for black AND color. It costs me more to replace the printer's ink than to just buy a brand new ...