How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

In this article, we will guide you on how to print on HP printer without color cartridge.

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Can HP Printer Print Without Color Cartridge? [Answered] – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

The answer to the question “can my HP printer print without color ink?” depends on your HP printer model and the cartridge in use. Some models and cartridges allow you to print without the color cartridge whereas others do not.

The answer above is the same if you are asking “can HP envy printer print without color cartridge?” or “can HP Deskjet printer print without color cartridge?” for specific HP printer types.

You can read the next section for further information.

HP Printer Will Not Print Black Without Color Cartridge [Solved] – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

If your HP printer won’t print black without color cartridges, we recommend that you click this link: HP Printer will not Print Without Color Cartridge – HP Printer Not Printing Color to learn why this is the case and how to solve the problem.

How to Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

If you are wondering how to get an HP printer to print without color ink, this section will guide you through this process. To make your HP printer print without color ink, you will have to override the mechanism that might prevent you from printing without the color cartridge.

How to Get HP Printer to Print Without Color Cartridge on Windows – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

To force your HP printer to print without a color cartridge, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Menu” button on the control panel.

Step 2: Navigate to your printer’s “Service” setting with the aid of the arrow navigation buttons.

Step 3: Press the “Enter” button.

Step 4: Navigate to the “Restore Defaults” option using the arrow navigation buttons.

Step 5: Press the “Enter” button.

This action will reset your HP printer to the default factory settings.

Step 6: Open the file you intend to print on your computer.

Step 7: Click on “File.”

Step 8: Click “Properties.”

Step 9: Click on the tab labeled “Color.”

Step 10: Click on the checkbox beside the option: “Print in grayscale.”

Step 11: Click “OK.”

If you use the steps above, you will have to select and confirm the grayscale setting anytime you want to print.

For a more “permanent” setting, check the section below.

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How To Print Without Color Cartridge on Windows via Settings – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

Follow the steps below to learn how to print on an HP printer without a color cartridge on Windows via Settings:

Note: Once you select the grayscale printing option using this method, all your print jobs will be in grayscale until you change the setting.

Step 1: Click the “Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click the “Settings” icon.

Step 3: Click on “Devices.”

Step 4: Click on “Printers & Scanners” in the left pane.

Step 5: Click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click “Manage.”

Step 7: Click on “Printer Preferences.”

Step 8: Click on “Advanced.”

Step 9: Select the “grayscale” option for the “Color Printing Mode” setting.

Step 10: Click on “OK.”

How to Make HP Printer Print Without Color Ink on Mac – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

Follow the steps below to learn how to print on an HP printer without color ink on Mac:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Menu” button on the control panel.

Step 2: Navigate to your printer’s “Service” setting with the aid of the arrow navigation buttons.

Step 3: Press the “Enter” button.

Step 4: Navigate to “Restore Defaults” using the arrow navigation buttons.

Step 5: Press the “Enter” button.

This action will reset your HP printer to the default factory settings.

Step 6: On your Mac, open the file you intend to print.

Step 7: Click on “File” from the main toolbar.

Step 8: Click on “Print.”

Step 9: Click on the arrow that is beside your HP printer.

Step 10: Click on “Quality & Media.”

Step 11: Click the option: “Grayscale printing.”

Step 12: Click on the button labeled “Print.”

Can I Continue to Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge? [Answered] – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

Although some HP printers and cartridges allow you to print without a color cartridge; however, this is not supposed to be done for a long time. Rather, it is a quick fix that can be used in case you run out of ink unexpectedly.

The following are some of the issues you might encounter if you continue to print on an HP printer without color for an extended period:

1. Overheated Printhead – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

The process of printing in Inkjet printers involves the vaporizing of ink in small amounts out of each installed cartridge (full or empty). This vaporization involves the application of heat to the printhead.

When your printer has an empty color cartridge, but you’ve been able to force your HP printer to print without the color cartridge using the instructions we shared above, the printer will still perform the vaporization process on the empty cartridge.

Since the cartridge is empty, the heat from the printhead cannot be cooled. When this continues, the printhead will become overheated.

2. Clogged Printhead – How To Print on HP Printer Without Color Cartridge

Apart from the printhead getting overheated, it can also get clogged. This is usually formed as a result of dried ink that accumulated in the cartridge. This can even lead to issues in the future even after the color cartridge is replaced.

The article above covers issues for (but not exclusive to) the following printers:

HP Deskjet 3630, HP Deskjet 2652, and HP 8610.