Printer Not Printing Color

Printers form an important part of the devices at your home or office. Just like any other device, the printer also has its issues. One such issue is that your printer not being able to print in color. This is a major problem for people who want to print photos, posters, or any documents that need color ink. The reasons for the occurrence of this issue and the appropriate troubleshooting methods are described here:

Method 1-Checking your cartridge:

Many of the users have stated that their printers are not able to print in color because of cartridge malfunction. Another reason might be that your printer has run out of ink. In most of these cases, the printer will display a notification. So, you can fix the problem accordingly. One of the ways of fixing the problem is to install a new color cartridge. If the printer not printing in color problem persists, move on to the next method.

Method 2-Checking your Print option:

You have to make sure that your printer is able to produce color documents.

  • First, you have to click on the Print button on the document that you wish to print.
  • In the window that displays, you need to check whether the printing option is set to Color. To do this step, you have to ensure that the Color radio button in the Ink color section is selected.

Method 3-Using the correct driver:

You have to confirm that you have installed the suitable driver for your printer. To do this task, carry out the following instructions:

Method 4-Checking the print head:

In many situations, the printer will not print in color if the print head is clogged. In such a scenario, you have to clean your print head. Generally, your printer will have a special utility software to clean such components. Once you have cleaned the print head, try printing a document with color ink. You can now check if the issue has been solved. One or more of the methods that are explained above should help you fix the issue. You have now resolved the “Printer not printing in color” issue.

Faq
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.