Photosmart 6510 printing problem

My husband has been printing a lot of crossword lately. There the options set to print in black only but our color cartridges seem to be exhausted as soon as the black ink, but rarely, they get used. Anyone know why this is happening?


As it is a printer based SII little color adjust upward when printing in black. Have you tried printing in Fastdraft?

FYI, more in detail in the link below...

Using ink in inkjet printers.

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