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From the Control Panel, select Printers and Devices and then Printers. Go to Quality Option and then check the box on Grayscale. Click on OK to set printing to Black & White.
Printing a document with black ink only while your color cartridge is empty, is only possible if a printer manufacturer allows their users to print just like HP. However, some printer manufacturers force their customers to buy brand-new cartridges to prevent damaging the printhead.
The quick answer is: Yes, you can (if you own a printer model that allows it) — but you shouldn`t keep printing with an empty cartridge for too long. Why? Because running on an empty cartridge for too long can cause your printhead to overheat resulting in irreversible printer damage.
Some Canon printers use a black and tri-color cartridge and some use individual ink cartridges. Both types of cartridges deliver the same high print quality that you expect from Canon, but many consumers prefer individual ink cartridges since they offer more flexibility and a better long-term savings.
If ink is not coming out when you perform printing for the first time, it is possible that ink is not flowing into the printer properly. Make sure each ink tank is filled with ink to its upper limit and perform ink flush. If the problem is not resolved yet, the print head may be damaged.
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.
You can continue printing when the ink is low. If you replace the ink too soon, it will not register the fact that a new ink has been installed. You may continue to use the printer even though it`s not indicating the ink cartridge is full.
Printing in black and white is possible without color ink, but only on select printers. Switching to a grayscale mode in printer preferences is easy to print without color ink. Buying a black-and-white-only printer is more cost-effective if you print mostly in black and white.
Check the ink levels

Sometimes, the printer may not print black ink because it is low or empty. You can check the ink levels on the printer`s display, or by using the software that came with your printer. If the ink level is low, replace the cartridge or refill it according to the manufacturer`s instructions.

If the unit were to continue printing, print jobs and cleaning cycles would suck air from the empty cartridge and damage the print head. However, your Brother machine exceptionally can operate in a B&W Print Only (black and white) mode when one or more color ink cartridges are empty.
Yes, you can use a compatible or third-party brand of ink in your printer. Lower priced printer cartridges from third-party companies are available for almost every popular printer model and can save printer users thousands on printing costs every year.
Printing in black and white is possible without color ink, but only on select printers. Switching to a grayscale mode in printer preferences is easy to print without color ink. Buying a black-and-white-only printer is more cost-effective if you print mostly in black and white.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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