How do I print with black ink from Windows or my Mac when a color ink pack is expended?

  • When a color ink pack is expended, you can temporarily continue printing from your computer using black ink. Replace the expended color ink pack as soon as possible for future printing.

    To temporarily print with black ink, see the instructions below for your operating system.

    Selecting Additional Layout and Print Options - Windows

    You can select a variety of additional layout and printing options for your document or photo on the More Options tab.
    1. To change the size of your printed document or photo, select the Reduce/Enlarge Document checkbox and select one of these sizing options:
      • Select the Fit to Page option to size your image to fit the paper you loaded. Select the size of your document or photo as the Document Size setting, and the size of your paper as the Output Paper setting. If you want to center your image on the paper, select the Center option.
      • Select the Zoom to option to reduce or enlarge your document or photo by a specific percentage. Select the percentage in the % menu.
    2. Select one of the following Color Correction options:
      • Select Automatic to automatically adjust the sharpness, brightness, contrast, and color saturation for your image.
      • Select Custom and click the Advanced button to manually adjust the color correction settings or turn off color management in your printer software.
      • Select Image Options to access additional settings for improving printed images.

        Note: You can also select Color Universal Print settings.

    3. To add the following features, click the Watermark Features button:
      • Anti-Copy Pattern: adds a watermark that only appears when your printout is copied

        Note: This setting is not available for all types of printing. Click the Add/Delete button to create your own pattern, and click the Settings button to customize the pattern.

      • Watermark: adds a visible watermark to your printout

        Note: Click the Add/Delete button to create your own watermark, and click the Settings button to customize the watermark.

      • Header/Footer: adds information such as the date and time to the top or bottom of your printout

        Note: Click the Settings button to customize the text and location of the header or footer.

    4. To add a password to your print job, select the Confidential Job checkbox, then enter a password. Confidential jobs are stored in the product's memory without being printed. To print the job, enter the password for the confidential job on the product's control panel.

      Note: Confidential print jobs are cleared from the product's memory after printing.

    5. Select any of the Additional Settings options to customize your print.
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    Printing Your Document or Photo - Windows

    Selecting Printing Preferences - Mac

    You can select printing preferences that apply to all the print jobs you send to your product.
    1. In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences or System Settings.
    2. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and select Options & Supplies.
    3. Select Driver or Options. You see a screen like this:

      Note: The available settings and appearance of the options window may be different than those covered here, depending on the Mac OS version and the application you are using.

    4. Select any of the available printing preferences.
    5. Click OK.
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