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Tilly2 | 20:39 Wed 25th Mar 2015 | Computers
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that only need black ink cartridges?

I am appalled at the price of colour cartridges and I don't do anything in colour now that I have finished work. Actually, when I was at worked I used the printers at work.

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Most printers are designed so that when one or more of the color cartridges are used up (even when not being used, the ink will eventually evaporate), they will not print even when just using black. For about 3 years now, I've been buying replacement cartridges from "Cartridge World" for half the price of Canon's. I think you have them in the UK.
20:58 Wed 25th Mar 2015
There's probably not enough demand for any manufacturer to produce a mono inkjet printer. However a wi-fi laser printer might well meet your needs. e.g:
http://www.staples.co.uk/xpress-m2022w-mono-laser-printer/cbs/421293.html?price=incvat&cm_mmc=SEM_PLA-_-google-_-serp-pla&gclid=CKGP-qmhxMQCFeHLtAodYj8ALw
Just buy a colour printer. Go into properties and select the option to print in black by default.
Most printers come complete with the manufacturers cartridges included.
>>>I am appalled at the price of colour cartridges

Printers that use separate cartridges for each colour usually work out far cheaper to run than those which use a single cartridge for all colours. My (excellent) Canon Pixma MG5350 uses 5 cartridges but 4 complete sets of 5 (compatible) cartridges only cost me £20, so that's just £1 per cartridge. I don't call that 'expensive'!
Most printers are designed so that when one or more of the color cartridges are used up (even when not being used, the ink will eventually evaporate), they will not print even when just using black. For about 3 years now, I've been buying replacement cartridges from "Cartridge World" for half the price of Canon's. I think you have them in the UK.
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Thanks for that link, Chris. I'll have a good look at that. I hadn't considered a laser printer.

Thank you too, alavahalf but I already have a colour printer. Seems a bit daft to buy another one.
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The HP 75 colour cartridge is £24.99. That's expensive.
>>>Seems a bit daft to buy another one

You can configure any colour printer (including your current one) to print everything in mono only.

e.g. if I want a B&W copy of this web page I just need to go to File > Print (or via Ctrl P) and then click on Properties. There's an option there for 'Grayscale printing' (horrid US spelling!) and a further one for 'Always print using these settings'. Your printer driver might display something slightly different but there should definitely be a 'monochrome', B&W' or 'grayscale' option available to you.
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...but if I don't replace the colour cartridge my HP printer comes up with an error message and won't respond to me asking it to print in black only.
Also, Chris, I always choose "fast" or "draft". This saves on the amount of ink used.
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stuey, thank you. I think there's a Cartridge World in Bedford. I'll have a look.
Tilly, that's what I said at 1958. Eventually no matter how much you "nudge" and "prod", and try to "fool" the printer it will just not print if one or more of the color ones are empty.
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Thanks, stuey. Alas, there is not one in Bedford.
Try looking for "compatible" cartridges, instead of the original ones.
We have an Epson printer and I'd hate to think how much an original set of Epson cartridges costs. A set of 6 compatible colour cartridges costs £4.99 from Ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220762146317?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&var=520034505632&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
>>>Alas, there is not one in Bedford

That's certainly what the store locator on their website says but, oddly, Google says that they're at 7-9 Greyfriars. (01234 268866).

Otherwise, try Cartridge Depot:
http://www.cartridge-depot.co.uk/
I just put a black cartridge in both slots. Printer then *thinks* it's printing in colour.
i have an hp printer ive been using only the black cartridge for months with no problems apart from the warning ive no colour cartridge installed which i just click off
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