Why does printers colored ink run without using it / Tags: Printers Canon Peripherals Product Last response: December 9, 2009 7:51 PM in Computer Peripherals Share Anonymous December 9, 2009 6:49:34 PM I seldom print in color on my Canon iP1800, yet it runs out and must be replaced so I can print in black. Why????? More about : printers colored ink run Anonymous December 9, 2009 7:51:35 PM Short answer is the ink dries up, clogging the print head. If you rarely print in colour, inkjets are poor value -- if you print regularly they are expensive to run. I would get a laser printer -- colour, even, now that they are coming down in price. Because it's dry medium the toner can last years between uses. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does the Espon 2200 use colored inks to produce muddy .. Forum Does Canon printer mix colored ink to make black? Forum How do i set my printer to use colored ink only on a HP1660 Forum Does my hp printer need color ink when printing black Forum Why does epson printer copy ok but says no ink for print Forum Why wont hp 6200 printer fax if color ink cartridge not working Forum Setting my printer to use color ink Forum Why does my cpu run at 100 without any programs running? Forum SolvedWhy does my 50" Samsung LED TV show weird colors when i use HDMI? Forum Canon Pixma IP4000, when does printer use BCI-3EBK cart ink Forum Why printer does not print in color Forum Why does color printer print lines Forum WHY MY PRINTER DOES NOT PRINT COLORS Forum Using compatible inks: does it damage the printer? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !