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Check1 Check the remaining ink level. Check2 Are print head nozzles clogged? Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles. For details on printing the nozzle check pattern, print head cleaning, and print head deep cleaning, see If Printing Is Faint or Uneven.
If the ink level is sufficient, but the printer still does not print black ink, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. A cleaning cycle is a process that cleans the printer heads and removes any clogged or dried ink.
It`s usually because the printhead inside your printer is clogged or dried out. Like with most printers, Canon printheads can clog due to ink or dust drying up and collecting in the nozzle.
Check1 Check the remaining ink level. Check2 Are print head nozzles clogged? Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles. For details on printing the nozzle check pattern, print head cleaning, and print head deep cleaning, see If Printing Is Faint or Uneven.
Black-and-white printing may use ink other than black ink depending on the type of printing paper or the settings of the printer driver. So, color ink is consumed even when printing in black-and-white.
Test Your Toner Density First

To ensure this isn`t the issue, remove the toner cartridge, shake it a few times, and insert it back into the printer. If the next page you print is darker, that means that your printer is low on toner density. Next, try replacing a light printing toner cartridge with a fresh one.

If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
You can only install two black ink cartridges if your printer uses two different types of black ink. If you are trying to install a black ink cartridge in a color cartridge slot, your printer will not function and you could potentially cause damage to the machine.
Go to Control panel and then Devices and Printers. Find and right-click on your printer and click on Printing Preferences. Go to Quick Setup tab and then select Grayscale. Select Plain Paper as your media type option.
If your Canon printer isn`t recognising a compatible ink cartridge, this may be because the data on the cartridge chip is stamped with an empty status before it was remanufactured. Hold down the stop / cancel button for 5 seconds to bypass the `ink has run out` message and your cartridge should work.

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Canon MP530 won't print black
ANSWER : I have the same problem with my canon MG6120, no PGBK. all other colors print beautifully. I am guessing the purge unit needs attention. I have cleaned the print head several times. Your advice would be appreciated.

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Canon MP610 stopped printing black
ANSWER : I was also facing same issue with my printer. I tried a lot to fix that however I was not able to fix that. I got this link http://www.printer-techsupport.com/Canon-printer-support.htmlover the internet. I just visited and made a call on their toll free and got instant help for my printer.

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Canon Pixma MX882 won't print black text
ANSWER : Yeah I’m having the same problem with my Canon MX882. I’ve refilled the pigment tank, cleaned the print head and I still get no pigment black at all. I think it has something to do with the purge unit, but I don’t see any instructions on how to clean it. If I can figure it out, I’ll let you know.

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Canon MP600 uses color ink to print black and white…
ANSWER : Have you tried setting the print out to grayscale only (black and white)?

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Canon Pixma MP610 won't print in black
ANSWER : Printer cleanings use wet ink to clear dried up ink. Yeah, that works real well. The best way to clean the heads is remove all the ink tanks. Next to the tanks on the right, there is a plastic release lever. Pull up on it and it will release the heads. Reach in and pull them out. Take the heads over to the sink and run hot tap water into the screen for the black and then turn it over and run it over the heads on the bottom. Repeat a few times and reinstall.

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canon mp610 doesn't print black
ANSWER : Hello – I have an MP610 which has worked well for a number of years.

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Canon i560 Will not print black
ANSWER : Dang, it worked for me then wentback to normal (not working) after the test page. Oh well not bad for a 10 year old bubble jet.

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re Black not printing for Canon printers
ANSWER : Wow 5 years later I have the same problem, it worked TKS!

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