OfficeJet 4635 or want 5661: printing in black and white, scale to gray, but WITHOUT color cartridge, or dead-dried-up color

I almost always (more than 100% of the time) print out text B & W, duplex, 2-up.  my old HP PSC 1315 works very well with a drying cartridge, using only black ink color.  but it's send me paper transport problems, carrying across multiple pages and ruin my impression sequence.

I am considering the 4635 Officejet or all in one Envy 5661.   two of them prints my way, WITHOUT requiring that I have a liquid color cartridge loaded (much less actually need that I use color ink)?

Thank you


6551 envy may print as a "single-cartridge" mode with the color (or black) cartridge, completely washed out as described on page 52 of the manual here:

Use single-cartridge

Use single-cartridge use the HP ENVY 5660 series with only one cartridge. Mode single-cartridge begins when an ink cartridge is removed from the distribution of ink cartridges. Mode single-cartridge, the printer can copy documents, copy pictures and printing from the computer.

NOTE: When the HP ENVY 5660 series operating in mode single-cartridge, a message appears on the printer screen. If the message appears and two ink cartridges are installed in the printer, make sure that the piece of plastic tape protection was removed from each ink cartridge. When the Ribbon plastic covers the ink cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect the cartridge is installed.

The Officejet 4635 lists similar features on page 77 here user guide.  The Officejet 4635 does not explicitly say that it will copy with only one cartridge, it would be something to check if you choose this model. [In fact, may be a good thing to check with each model - the user guides are sometimes wrong...]

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