my printer won't print in color

  • Printer problems usually occur with almost every user be it any printer model or brand. All of them show these issues at one point in time. Luckily, there is nothing to worry about as you can resolve printer issues with ease with appropriate knowledge. Usually, whenever customers interact with the technical support team, they ask why the printer won’t print in color. Well, there are numerous reasons that can cause this error. You can resolve the issue quickly only after knowing the exact reason behind the cause of the problem. Here are a few possible ways to find out the issue and get rid of it forever.

    Check if the ink cartridge is filled and properly installed in the slot.
    Check your printer setting. Set up your printing device to print color.
    Use the latest printer driver as an outdated printer driver may cause your printer to malfunction.
    Check if the printheads are clean. If not clean them properly.
    Hope the solutions given above will help you to resolve the issue with your printer. If the issue persists, connect with the printer technical supports experts. Their years of experience in resolving printer issues will help you to get rid of the issue permanently. You can seek their assistance via call, email, or live chat. You can also schedule a support session with them and discuss your issue if it occurs again and again.

  • First, confirm the printer options are set to color
    If you determine that you've installed the correct driver for your color printer, and you're printing a report, check your settings in the Print dialog.

    With the report on your screen, click Print to display the Print dialog.
    In the Ink Color area, select the Color option and click Print.

    Second, try printing in another program
    Open another program you can print from (such as Paint or Paint 3D) and try printing in color. If color printing also fails in that application, there may be an issue with the printer, or it may be out of color ink.

    If the issue persists
    If this solution doesn't fix the problem, or you're printing a graph, you may have a printer that can override color printing. If your printer has this property:

    • Right-click the Start menu and select Settings.
    • Go to Devices and select Printers & Scanners on the left.
    • Select the name of your printer in the list and click Manage.
    • Choose Printer properties.
    • Check whether your printer has a noncolor option, and make sure that it isn't selected.

    Hope this helps.


    1. Check the cartridge
      Many users reported that this issue appears because of a cartridge malfunction. Also, the printer might be out of ink. Usually, the device shows a notification if these situations occur.

    To solve the problem, you should install a new color cartridge. If the problem persists, see the next solutions.

    Printer won’t accept a cartridge? Check out our quick solution to fix this issue!

    1. Set up your device to print color
      If you installed the driver correctly, you need to confirm that your printer can produce color documents.

    Click on the Print button.
    print button
    Check if the printing option is set to Color.
    select color print

    1. Use the correct driver
      If your printer doesn’t print in color, make sure you installed the correct driver for your device.

    Search on the internet by typing the name of your printer along with the word “driver”. See if the result matches the driver from your computer.
    Alternatively, go to the manufacturer’s support page to find out the driver for your printer.

    1. Check the printheads
      Sometimes, the printheads are clogged with old ink, so your printer can’t print color
      If that’s the case, you should clean these components.

    I hope this will be helpful!
    Mark Wilson

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