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Old 10-11-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Part one:

I have an HP inkjet printer. I just printed a Paint doc with black and some other colors. The entire doc unevenly dark or light, implying that something is wrong with the cartidge(s), maybe clogged.

I then printed a Wordpad doc that was all black text, and it was perfect.

When you print a graphic doc, does the printer use purely the color cartridge, even if there's lot of black in the graphic doc?

(It seems obvious to me, based on what just happened, but I want to confirm it.)

Part two:

I have Windows7 and today when I switched on the printer, a small dialog box appeared saying something about installing a USB(?)driver. It disappeared after a minute. I checked the folder with the printer driver and the dates were all from years ago. I've had this computer and printer over a year. Why would that dialog appear this one time??
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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If you didn’t try it, I would try deleting the printer from the pc, back out of the menu and return again with adding the printer. You should be seeing a new install with updated drivers which might help your problem.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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When you print a graphic doc, does the printer use purely the color cartridge, even if there's lot of black in the graphic doc?
If you have a photo printer (such as an HP Photosmart), yes. The black ink cartridge is ignored when you print images.

If you have a document printer (such as an HP Officejet), it will use black unless you have the drivers set to use photo mode.
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