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How to print a b&w shipping labels when you're out of black

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:38 pm
by MAC7331
Ran out of back ink the other day while printing labels from my inkjet. My blacks started coming out grey.

Then I remembered that some manufacturers used to ship printers without the black cartridge. If you overlay cyan magenta and yellow inks you get black of course. So I pulled out the empty black ink cart.

My HP printer showed an error "cartridge missing", and appeared stuck in this state, until I sent a print, at which time the printer came to life and printed a nice dark label for me.