Mono printing even when colour cartridges/toners a

  MikeSA 11:11 03 Feb 2018

Are there any inkjet and laser printers on the market that enable one to still print in mono even when the colour toners/cartridges are depleted? Does anyone know?

  AroundAgain 12:06 03 Feb 2018

I have had two laser printers, HP and Samsung, and both can be set to print in black only.

I would have thought all printers would be capable of this. You would need to go into the printers 'Properties', select the 'Graphics'/similar tab and set to mono or 'greyscale'

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:44 03 Feb 2018

I can set my Epson and HP printers to B/W but neither will print if colour cartridge is low or out. Ink jets use a combination of coloured ink to print the black you see on the page.

  alanrwood 13:48 03 Feb 2018

AroundAgain Unfortunately most do not. Most inkjets insist that both black and colour cartridges are fitted and not empty. Some printers simulate black by using all three colour cartridges )pseudo black) Colour lasers might be a bit more likely to go along with this but not on any of my 3 colour lasers which stop when a single toner is empty. Annoying isn't it

  AroundAgain 14:07 03 Feb 2018

Thanks for putting me right, guys :)

I know my HP laser printer will print in black only if the colour cartridges (toner) are empty - that's what I use for 'draft' print until the rest of the black toner is used, then it's for the bin, unfortunately. It was a great printer.

As for the Samsung printer I have, I must apologise for forgetting the OPs question was 'with empty colour cartriges'. The Samsung will print black only but I haven't tried it with empty colour cartridges/toners

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