asked Aug 24, 2008 at 6:05am
Epson Epson Stylus CX4800

Is it possible to convert an Epson cx4800 to a B&W

I love this printer and use it quite often in printing flyers for my businesses. I normally just use the draft setting for general printing, but the printer will not print in "black ink only" on the draft setting. One can see the printer is adding color to the print job as the finished wording on the paper appears "semi-transparent". I do not use the color setting on this printer at all. I would like to have all 3 print carts black ink, but I've tried this and it rejects them. How can I either print with the 3 color carts removed, or try to make the printer believe color carts are installed when actually there are black ink ones installed. Thanks
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by unknown on Aug 24, 2008 at 8:47am Add comment
If your a good do-it-yourselfer and you've already figured out how to insert the black inks into the printer there may be a way.You would need a chip resetter and chips from all the color cartridges.By using those chips,fastened to black cartridges with double sided tape, the printer would think that they were color cartridges. I do not know if this would actually improve the print quality for your purposes. As Wes implied above, this printer uses a composite black under the "real" black in order to improve print quality. It actually gives you a more solid and even color. All that being said, I have seen higher end inkjets set up to run with all blacks and grays in order to improve half-tone quality on black and white prints.
by MMurray on Aug 24, 2008 at 9:05am Add comment