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

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Canon Pixma MG6450 PGBK Ink Printing Blurred/Shadowed, is there a fix?

I have a canon pixma mg6450, the pgbk ink seems to be printing printing duplicate letters whilst other inks work fine, can this be fixed?
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How to disable Pigment Black on Canon Pixma MG5722?

I've seen answers for this for other printers (turn on high-res printing, turn on photo printing, etc.), which I've tried, but none seem to work. See, I am trying to print on Grafix Shrink paper, ...
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Canon printer TS8220 ink cartridges

Canon printer TS8220 has stopped printing. I have tried all the suggestions to reset. The PB ink cartridge is empty. Could this be the problem, although the printer was working previously with this ...
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Can i somehow use non-oem remanufactured ink cartridges on my HP printer?

I bought a new HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 printer which came with the original ink cartridges, when I used them all (just the black one) my father bought some non-oem remanufactured ink cartridges for a ...
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Why does my HP printer require me to change all ink cartridges at once?

My HP OFficeJet Pro 7740 has 4 cartridges: black, blue, yellow and red. Yesterday, it stopped printing, complaining that it is out of black ink. I bought a new original black cartridge and installed ...
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Printer custom ink sets

Is it possible to create a custom ink set for an ink jet printer. So you can change for example the order of the ink channels from cymk to kcmy. On linux you can change the printers color model from ...
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Printer is “sptting” black ink stains

My printer is an HP Laserjet P1005. When printing, it's currently randomly "spitting" black ink stains (a few per page but on lots of pages). Should I replace the printer or the ink cartridge? (I ...
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My printer shows that there is still ink in the cartridge, but does not print this color

I have a HP printer. I hadn't used it for a while. All toners were almost empty. I bought new ones and installed them. I needed to print ca. 170 pages consisting of colorful pictures and text. ...
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How to force printing until cartridges start to be dried with an Epson XP‑445 printer? [duplicate]

Back in the old days, not only you could print with empty cartridges, but printers always gave you the warning after you could start noticing the problem on papers. There are many reasons excusing ...
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Canon MX920 - disable PK black cartridge

The PGBK black cartridge is much bigger than the PK black. I bought the bigger one because I print a lot of black & white. However, I now find out that it will only use the PGBK for printing ...
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Can I remove low ink warnings on an HJ Laserjet m553dn?

With 4 ink cartridges in my Laserjet Enterprise m553dn printer, there is a good chance that one of them will be in a low ink state at any given time. Low ink warnings are unnecessary because I can ...
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How to guess photo ink usage?

In our club we have an Epson R3000 printer. I'm taking over the handling of the room so I need to order new inks. I can see in the room various spent cartridges, but I would like to make an order ...
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HP Envy-4500-all-in-one Printer Error

I don't know if this is the right site to post this question at, but I'll ask it anyways. I have a HP Envy 4500 all-in-one printer that keeps telling me: "The following ink Cartridge(s) must be ...
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Brother refuses to print claiming there is no ink, but there is ink

My Brother printer (MFCJ4420DW) does not want to print. It says that "there is not enough ink to maintain print quality" and shows that the black and yellow ink cartridges are empty. I took them out ...
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Printer doesn't print after replacing black PCU

The black photoconductor unit (PCU) on my Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN will not print black after it was replaced. The correct part was used, and I ordered another one and replaced it again hoping that ...
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HP Envy Printer 5541 showing Ink Cartridges error

My HP printer orders new ink via the Internet when needed via 'HP Instant Ink'. I installed a new colour cartridge which had been sent to me when the previous cartridge ran low. The printer then ...
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Is the ink consumption/ink coverage ratio constant?

I've been recently asked to estimate the cost of ink for our business documents. Those documents are comprised mostly of text, some formatting frames (which may be colored), and few (most often no) ...
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Pen & Windows Ink, how does the handedness setting affect pen input?

In Windows 10 Settings, there is a section for "Pen & Windows Ink". One of these settings asks you to select the hand that you write with. What exactly does this setting do? I searched online ...
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Is ink consumption from cleaning after a print job negligble?

I like to reuse paper that's only been printed on on 1 side for small documents that I'll print, read and then discard. Unfortunately my Brother MFCJ430 printer sucks at drawing in multiple sheets of ...
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Do HP PageWide printers suffer from clogging and overuse of ink cleaning the printhead?

I am researching multifunction printers and will buy one in the next 30 days for my home office. I have evaded inkjets in the past because I have horrible experiences with some home inkjets I had 10 ...
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Printer missing ink cartridge error - HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - E709n

I am not sure this is the correct forum to post this. However, I am currently using a HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - E709n. Recently, I discarded all of the color ink cartridges ...
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How can I force my printer to print in black when it can't recognize 2 colour cartridges?

So I currently have this issue where my Epson WF-3620DWF can't find the blue and yellow cartridges. (They are official epson ones) and I have a full black cartridge in there. How do I force my printer ...
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What does this ink level indicator mean

I am using a Canon MX922 printer through CUPS on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18. When I open the Printers dialog under Settings, I see an ink level indicator. There is 3 sections of the bar: ...
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Why does my Canon PIXMA iX6520 use so much black ink? [closed]

Why does my Canon PIXMA iX6520 use so much black ink? I printed about 300 pages of minimal content (simple line drawings with titles), and the black ink is almost completely depleted.
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Refilling Epson printer cartridge with genuine Epson inks

Epson's latest printer inkjet series finally replaced cartridges with external ink tanks that users can refill with their ink. This is great, as it pushes ink prices as low as possible while ...
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What is the part of a printer called that holds the ink cartridges?

What is the part of a printer called that holds the ink cartridges? I believe it is called a "carriage," but I have seen other names for it. What is the official or actual term for it? Thanks!
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Epson won’t print black with all new cartridges; won’t acknowledge replacement [closed]

I have an Epson XP-400 series printer. All of the cartridges have been replaced, to the tune of 41 dollars. The black ink will not print at all. The cartridge was half full when I replaced it. The ...
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Do Epson inkjet printers actually use up the ink before claiming “out in ink”?

Do Epson inkjet printers consider themselves "out of ink" after a predefined number of pages, or after the ink actually runs outs (or comes close)? Some people claim it's a predetermined number of ...
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Canon MP237 converted to continuous ink

My printer was converted into continuous ink when purchased. Then, I keep on encountering problems with the magenta colored ink. The problem is that this ink color would not go up the tube to the ...
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How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to just use PGBK cartridge

How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to use just black pigment (PGBK) ink for black and white documents?
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How to fix unwanted ink trails when printing?

My brand new printer Epson L120 is having the same problem as my old Epson T10. Here's an example: This happens almost every time I print. Anyone knows how to I fix this?
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Epson BX635FWD Black print poor

I have an unusual problem in that if I print a page of black text using the 'Fast' print configuration, then I get a poor print on every 6th line of text. If I print using one of the 'Quality' ...
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How to keep inkjet printer ink from drying out after it’s been installed in a printer?

I will not be using my HP Photosmart for 2 and a 1/2 months. Should I enclose entire printer (unplugged) in sealed plastic to prevent the ink and heads from drying out?
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cost of printer ink per page? [closed]

I want to buy a new printer for home use (mainly for school work). I guess these requirements mean ink injection printer. I'm wondering if there's a reference that shows the cost of the ink for a ...
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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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Canon MX 870 print cartridge lock out

I bought ink cartridges on line that initially worked in my printer. Over time, and only when printing documents from an online source the printer quit working giving me a printer cartridge not ...
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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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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 ...