HP deskjet 5150 frustrations

Discussion in 'HP' started by Steve, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Having googled countless permutations of "HP 5150 printing using tricolor
    cartridge to print black text" I stumbled across this newssgroup

    I'm really hoping that someone can help me solve this problem:

    My 5150 deskjet is using the tricolor cartridge to print black text (I know
    this because when the colour cartridge finally ran out of ink, the text was
    The black cartridge is full (re-filled it myself!)
    Printing from Indesign CS, the text colour is set at "Black" and not
    also when printing any other file: webpage, acrobat, anything!
    Any help at all appreciated
    steve at spuk dot co dot za
    Steve, Aug 23, 2004
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  2. Steve

    Bob Headrick Guest

    Are you selecting photo paper in the paper type? The pigmented black ink is
    not compatible with glossy media and will not be used if photo paper is

    Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
    MS MVP Printing/Imaging
    Bob Headrick, Aug 24, 2004
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Yes! When printing from indesign, it defaults to "borderless photo" (which
    the printer only allows on photo paper)

    Thank you so much!

    The very last thing (obviously) I would have thought of.

    Steve, Aug 24, 2004
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