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Old Dec 7, 2003, 6:35 AM   #1
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Default Does a Canon use black ink in color photo prints?

I mean does it use the black ink for the true black areas, or it uses CMY to make black? If it's the latter case, may be I can use original color ink for photo and generic black for text/homework prints.

I'm using the BCI-24 cartridges for my Canon AIO.

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Old Oct 30, 2004, 6:34 AM   #2
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Very few printers use the Black ink for pure photos. If there is a mix of text and photo inserts, then: it will use the Black I manufacture inkjet inks so I am up to speed on the printer ops. any Qs? < magink@froggy.com.au > Hope this helps:-)
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Old Nov 12, 2004, 4:50 AM   #3
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Yes it does. My Canon inkjet printer also uses BCI-24 cartridges, and I can confirm that predominantly printing photos the black ink level warning came on before the colour one did.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 9:33 AM   #4
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Aren't printers kind of stuck using the black. It tends to be an issue of purity. CMY is sufficient with perfect ink, but without there is a need for the blacK to achieve black in a print, otherwise ya just get mud.
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