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Click Settings, and then click Printers and Scanners. From the list of printers available, select the Canon printer. Press the Properties tab and check whether you have enabled color printing on your Canon printer.
A series of Canon printers allows users to continue printing on a single button press. User can hold down Stop/Reset/Resume for five seconds and then release it. By doing so, you can continue printing regardless of the low or empty cartridge estimate.
Many customers wonder if they need to have all the cartridges installed to print. The answer is YES. If one of the cartridges is missing from your printer it will not operate.
If you want to print using only the black ink or the color ink cartridge, follow the steps below. Open the printer driver setup window. Click Print Options… on the Page Setup tab. Select the ink cartridge(s) to be used for printing and click OK.
When color ink is expended and black ink still remains, you can continue printing for a short time using only black ink. However, you should replace the expended ink cartridge(s) as soon as possible.
Black Print Mode allows you to print only with black ink as a temporary emergency measure to minimise the down time in the event any colour inks are expended, even if there is no replacement cartridges available.
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.
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.
You can easily identify a black & white or color printer in the print area, by looking at the circular wheel next to the printer number visible at the front of the printer.
If the color is still not coming through, let the printer sit for about 10 minutes before running a second cleaning, this allows the ink to soak on the printhead. It might take a couple of cleanings to get a cartridge properly primed, especially if the printer has been sitting for a while.
Make sure the Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software. Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill the ink.
Clean the printheads: Sometimes the issue why you are unable to print in color is because our printheads are clogged with ink. Clean the printheads and then print a document to check if color printing works. Some printers also have in-built programs that can clean themselves so remember to check for that.

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