I'm going to buy the canon pixma mp280 but it doesn't come with any ink cartridges. I don't need to print in color, so I only need to buy a black cartridge. Question is, if I dont have a color cartridge will the printer still print in black or will it be disabled until you put a color cartridge in? In which case would an empty color cartridge do or does it have to have ink in it?
I need it for microgaff labels, and the printer is only a fiver brand new plus £4.50 delivery!
The printer will not work without a colour cartridge installed, but it does not have to have any ink in the colour cartridge for it to print in black only, provided of course that there is ink in the black cartridge.