What is PGBK Canon ink used for?

What is PGBK Canon ink used for?

(PaGe BlacK or PiGmented BlacK) The black ink in Canon inkjet printers used for regular printed documents. The PGBK pigmented ink does not adhere well to coated stock. In contrast, the BK cartridge is used for photos.

Do you need the PGBK cartridge?

BK ink is intended for photographs, it’s richer. The printer defaults to PGBK for text, lines etc – unless it thinks they are part of a photo. So, you can force a Canon printer to use BK ink instead of PGBK by telling it that you are printing a photo onto plain paper.

Can you print with just PGBK ink?

When the following settings are specified, Only PGBK (Black) does not function because the printer uses an ink tank other than PGBK (Black) to print documents. Don’t remove the ink tank(s) that you don’t want to use. If you remove an ink tank that you don’t want to use, you won’t be able to print.

Why does my Canon printer have 2 black cartridges?

Why does the machine have two black ink tanks? There are two kinds of black ink in the machine: dye ink (BK) and pigment ink (PGBK). The dye ink is used mainly for printing photos, illustration, etc., and the pigment ink is used for text-based documents.

How do I print only PGBK?

At the print dialog screen (File > Print), in the “Pages to Print” section, expand “More Options”, select “Even Pages Only” from the drop-down menu.

How do I get my Canon printer to use only black ink?

Print with black or color ink only

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.
  2. From the Page Setup tab, select Print Options.
  3. From the Print With: drop-down, select Color Only or Black Only.

How do I use PGBK on my Canon printer?

Make sure “Duplex” is NOT selected. Select “Grayscale” Under “Media Type”, select “Plain Paper” (it doesn’t matter what kind of paper you’re actually printing on, select “Plain Paper” regardless) Under “Print Quality”, select “High”

Can I put 2 black cartridges in my printer?

No, you cannot put in 2 black cartridges. You can however, remove the color cartridge to just print in black. The printer goes into single cartridge mode (an HP exclusive feature) and will print black only until a color ink cartridge is installed in the color cartridge slot.

Do Canon printers need both cartridges to print?

If you want to print using only the black or only the color ink, follow the steps below. Don’t remove the cartridge you don’t wish to use. The printer won’t start unless both cartridges are installed.

Can I print with one cartridge missing?

Can you print with one or two empty ink cartridges? The quick answer is: Yes, you can (if you own a printer model that allows it) — but you shouldn’t keep printing with an empty cartridge for too long.