Printer doesn’t print in color [SOLVED]

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Milan has been enthusiastic about technology ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. He's a PC enthusiast and he... read more
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my printer doesn't print in color

A printer is an indispensable device in any office. There’s always a need to do some paperwork. So, the printer needs to be up and running smoothly.

Unfortunately, many printers are affected by various issues. Today we will show you how to solve one of the most frequently met problems.

Quite a few users were unable to print their documents in color. This is a major issue for those who print pictures, posters or documents that require more than black ink.

Luckily, there are many easy solutions available to fix this problem.

Printer won’t print color? Here’s what you need to do

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!

2. Set up your device to print color

If you installed the driver correctly, you need to confirm that your printer can produce color documents.

  1. Click on the Print button.print button
  2. Check if the printing option is set to color print

3. 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.

4. 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.

Usually, printers have a special utility program to clean them. Afterward, try to print a document with color ink to see if this solution worked.


Printing color documents is one of the main features of a printer. So, not being able to do this operation is a major issue for many users.

As you can see, this problem can be solved in no time with a few easy solutions.

Did our article help you fix the issue? What kind of color documents do you print? Do let us know in the comments section below!


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