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HP Printer Problem in Greyscale Mode


Ben43
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I have a basic HP D1600 series printer and when I print out a scanned greyscale piece of work, in this case black & white maps, the printer starts off printing black & white and then afterabout an inch of A4 completes the print in red. Any ideas?

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Ben43

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Secret Squirrel Yes I have a black cartridge installed and it has plenty of ink according to my HP solution centre. Also I have no problem printing out text that does appear to be just using the black cartridge. I have also carried out a print test and the colours all look ok.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Thanks for that info.

I've had a look at the user manual for your printer. Did you select the "Black Ink Only" option as well as "Print in Grayscale"? If you didn't then here's how:

*Click the Color tab and select the Print in grayscale check box. From the drop-down list, select one of the following options: • High Quality: uses all the available colors to print your photo in grayscale. This creates smooth and natural shades of gray. • Black Ink Only: uses black ink to print your photo in grayscale. The gray shading is created by varying patterns of black dots, which might result in a grainy image. Click OK, and then click Print or OK in the Print dialog box.*

PS: Because your test print shows that all colours look OK, there's no need to waste ink by doing a nozzle clean.

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Ben43

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Secret Squirrel what can I say bloody brilliant works perfectly. Would give you a gold medal if I had one. Cheers mate and many thanks to you and all the other guys for the ideas well worth sticking with to get an answer.

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