HP 6600: why can I not print with only black when I have only black cartridge in hp 6600 as hp 4500'?

and he always says that color cartridges are leaking so I had to make one more only accepts black and I can not print with only black.

How can I print with only black when I have the only black in the printer.

Why only black does not work with the color cartridges.

What is the error message you see with the color cartridges installed?

HP and other printer manufacturers have technology another printer for different needs.  For ink jet printers:

    • Some have integrated into the ink cartridges print heads.  These printers can print generally with one or more of the colors completely empty, or even with color or black cartridges (but not both) removed. 5665 envy is an example.
    • Other printers have separate replaceable printheads and inks.  An example would be the printer Officejet Pro 8610.  In these printers print head can be replaced if they are damaged by running the printhead with colors off.  Some of these printers allow printing with a color, the other will not.  If the printer is run without ink in one or several colours, the printer may be damaged, but the user may be able to recover without having to send to the printer for the service.
    • Other printers have permanent print heads.  To run only those without little ink in all colours would risk causing damage to the print head because of clogs, air ingested in the printhead or grilled printhead resistances of shooting. The Officejet 6600 is an example of this type of printer. For printers with fixed print heads that could require the service to get the printer to print properly again when the ink is finally replaced.

The document described here how the ink is used.  The document is written for inkjet printers HP the same principles apply to printers inkjet from other manufacturers.

If you do ever print color laser printer would probably be a better choice.  If you occasionally print color but especially black a HPI printer as those in the first category above can be a good choice.

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