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HP Deskjet 450 Series Printer - Single Cartridge Printing Mode
What is reserve mode printing?
Single cartridge printing or reserve mode printing is the ability of the printer to continue printing when one of the print cartridges has run low on ink or if one of the print cartridges fail. Printing will continue at a reasonable quality level. The printer will automatically produce composite black or grayscale output depending on the working print cartridge. However, if one of the print cartridges is removed mid-page, the data that has been formatted for that print cartridge will not be printed. Users should remove the print cartridge at the end of a page.
Design and features of reserve mode printing
To use the printer in reserve mode, remove one of the print cartridges from the printer. Reserve mode printing is not allowed if two print cartridges are installed.
The device ID string will provide two types of information:
New driver messaging is required to provide reserve mode printing or cancel the print job, and to remind users the printer is in reserve mode printing during subsequent print jobs.
At the beginning of each job printed with reserve mode printing, the reminder dialog box appears. This dialog box provides a way to cancel the print job and a way to turn off the reminder dialog until the printer exits reserve mode printing. If the printer then goes back into reserve mode printing, the reminder dialog appears again.
Figure 1: Reserve mode printing reminder dialog box
Types of reserve mode printing messages
There are three conditions that will prompt the user to switch to reserve mode printing. When any of these conditions are encountered, the Toolbox will prompt the user with the following messages:
Limitations of using reserve mode printing
The following are the limitations of using reserve mode printing: