Brother Printer Color Not Printing.
Are all of the prints made by your Brother printer black and white? Would you like to know the reason why my Brother printer only prints in black and white? Then, read our article where we address this query and offer workable solutions.
We also go through how to only allow black-and-white printing on a Brother printer. Even if you run out of colored ink, you can still print thanks to this.
1. Color ink cartridges that are empty
How to Check the Brother Printer’s Ink Level
To check the ink level on a Brother printer, do the following:
Step 1: On the printer, press the “Menu” button.
Step 2: Use the “Up” and “Down” buttons to scroll
through the available options. Press “OK” when the printer says
Step 3: When “Ink Volume” appears on the screen after scrolling
through the available options, click “OK”.
As an alternative, you can check the ink cartridges one at a time by opening the tiny door that covers them.
In order to fix the issue, you must change the ink cartridges if your ink supply is low or the cartridges are empty. To avoid lowering your print quality, make sure you only ever use original Brother printer ink cartridges.
2. The colored ink cartridge(s) were improperly installed.
If the colored ink cartridge(s) were not installed correctly, the Brother printer would only print in black and white. You must first remove the ink cartridge before properly reinstalling it in order to fix the issue.
Do this in the steps that follow…
Step 1: Unlock the little door covering the ink cartridge of the printer.
Step 2: Pull the color levers to release each ink cartridge.
Step 3: Continue to use the printer so that it can recognise the newly installed ink.
Step 4: Position each ink cartridge in accordance with the color it represents. Make sure to insert the cartridge following the arrows on the label.
Step 5: As you install each ink cartridge, the printer will then send you a confirmation message. “Did you change magenta?” is one example. Make sure to select “Yes” for each installed ink cartridge.
Step 6: After you have finished installing the ink cartridge, close the ink cover door.
Check to discover if your Brother printer can now print in color by printing any document. If it does, the issue has been resolved. If it continues to print in black and white, move on to the following option.
3. Blocked Print Head
Because colored ink cartridges aren’t used frequently, the print head may be clogged with dried ink. The print head is typically cleaned by your printer on a regular basis. However, if you haven’t used your printer in a long, they may still become clogged. The printer won’t be able to clean itself if you frequently turn it off when it’s not in use.
These are some methods that you can use to remedy this issue:
I. Clean the Print Head.
The following actions will trigger a print head cleaning on your printer:
Step 1: On the printer, press the “Menu” button.
Step 2:Use the “Up” and “Down” buttons to scroll through the available options. Press “OK” when the printer says
Step 3: All of the printer’s ink colors will be available. The color you need to clean can be chosen. You can also choose “All” to clean the print head and all ink cartridges.
2. Execute a Power Purge
A lot of ink is needed for a power cleansing. Therefore, if your printer’s ink supply is low, you might need to install a new ink cartridge before doing the power purge.
The best way to power off a Brother printer
To power cleanse a Brother printer, follow these procedures.
Step 1 :turn off the printer and then press and hold the menu button to turn it back on.
Step 2: Press the menu button and continue holding it down while waiting for the printer to say “Maintenance.”
Step 3: Press the numbers 7, 6, and 3 in that order. Power P ALL will appear on the screen.
There will be a lot of ink used while emptying all the ink cartridges. Therefore, scroll until the printer shows the colour that you wish to remove. Take “Power P Magneta” as an example.
Step 4: Click “Start” to launch the power cleansing now.
As you do this, be sure to put on an apron and a glove. Any document can be printed to check if the issue has been resolved.
The most typical responses to the query “Why is my printer printing in black and white only?” have been provided.
Contact a Brother Authorized Service Center for additional help if your Brother printer is still only printing in black and white.
How to set your printer to only print in black and white is described below.
Step 1 in Windows is to click Start, choose “Control Panel,” and then choose “Devices and Printer.”
Step 2: Click “Printing Preferences” after selecting your Brother printer to display the printer’s properties.
Step 3: Click the “Color/Mono” box that you see, then choose “Mono.”
Step 4: To save your settings, click “Apply” and then “OK.”
All of your print jobs will become monochrome as a result. However, follow these steps if you only want the settings for one job.
Step 1: Click the print options button in the application you wish to print from.
Step two: Select “Properties.”
Step 3: Follow
steps 3–4 above, but instead of clicking “OK,” select “Print.”
Step 1: From the print application, choose “File” and then “Print.”
In the second step, select “Print Settings.”
Step 3: Select “Mono” in the “Color/Mono” box at this stage.
Step 4: To be saved, your configuration needs to be saved as a preset. To do this, take the
i. Select “Save Current Settings as a Preset” from the preset menu that appears
by clicking it.
ii. Enter the name you want for the gift and then click “OK.”
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