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Anonymous
August 2, 2004 2:03:02 PM

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HP deskjet 3420

1- Setup/FastDraft uses excess ink. The copies are sloppy wet. How can I
setup the printer to to print using less ink?

2- I see no options for black only printing.

Please help. Thanks. Alan

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Anonymous
August 2, 2004 5:19:37 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

If the DJ 3420 properties do not offer a choice for black-only printing, install
the driver for one of the black-only DeskJets. As I recall, I installed the
DeskJet 600 driver for one of my clients, assigned it to the same port as her
color DeskJet, and she was able to print B&W only just fine... Ben Myers

On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 10:03:02 GMT, "Alan Alpert" <alalpert@worldnet.att.net>
wrote:

>HP deskjet 3420
>
>1- Setup/FastDraft uses excess ink. The copies are sloppy wet. How can I
>setup the printer to to print using less ink?
>
>2- I see no options for black only printing.
>
>Please help. Thanks. Alan
>
>
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 1:56:53 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:410e3ef5.1350987@news.charter.net...
> If the DJ 3420 properties do not offer a choice for black-only printing,
install
> the driver for one of the black-only DeskJets. As I recall, I installed the
> DeskJet 600 driver for one of my clients, assigned it to the same port as her
> color DeskJet, and she was able to print B&W only just fine... Ben Myers

Unlike most of the other DeskJet's the DJ 3420 is a Windows-only device and
does not support the PCL print language supported by most other DeskJet's. The
DeskJet 600 series drivers will not work with the 3420.

As for the original poster's issue, it is possible to print with the black
cartridge only by removing the color cartridge from the printer.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
MS MVP Printing/Imaging
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:23:12 PM

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Thank you. That's useful, if somewhat unfortunate, information to know... Ben

On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 21:56:53 -0700, "Bob Headrick" <bobh@proaxis.com> wrote:

>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:410e3ef5.1350987@news.charter.net...
>> If the DJ 3420 properties do not offer a choice for black-only printing,
>install
>> the driver for one of the black-only DeskJets. As I recall, I installed the
>> DeskJet 600 driver for one of my clients, assigned it to the same port as her
>> color DeskJet, and she was able to print B&W only just fine... Ben Myers
>
>Unlike most of the other DeskJet's the DJ 3420 is a Windows-only device and
>does not support the PCL print language supported by most other DeskJet's. The
>DeskJet 600 series drivers will not work with the 3420.
>
>As for the original poster's issue, it is possible to print with the black
>cartridge only by removing the color cartridge from the printer.
>
>Regards,
>Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
>MS MVP Printing/Imaging
>
>
!