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Old 09-13-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
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Printing Black with Color


Hi,

I've got a Lexmark Z22 on Mandrake 9.1, and I wanted to be able to print in black using only a color cartridge (since I've got a couple of color carts laying around and don't want to go buy a black one). I can do it in WinXP, but haven't figured out how to do it in Linux yet. PrinterDrake does not have an option for it. Mainly I would be printing from OpenOffice. Anyone know how?

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-jdm
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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Use blue or purple. You can also use a mixture of blue (cyan), red (magenta), and yellow to get black. Black is every color mixed in.

The color black when all three colors a mixed is different on many ink printers. It will be either purple-black or blue-black.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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Hi Electro,

Okay, but how exactly do I go about setting this up?

-jdm
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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In a program. For example, in OpenOffice select all the text and change the color of the text. Lets say blue or purple.

To mix all the colors change all colors except black to 255 or 256.

If you want to do the more technical way. You can read CUPS (assuming your printer is setup under CUPS) on how to make printer filters. Then make a printer filter and make it the default filter to be used for all programs.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:02 PM   #5
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Oh! Thats what you meant. Got it. Yeah, well that is a simple way to do it. Thanks! I'll go look at the CUPS stuff too.

-jdm

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Old 05-23-2004, 11:10 PM   #6
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are you using the lxm3200 driver or the lexmark provided driver for the z22/32?
 
  


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