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Lexmark MC2425

Lexmark MC2425

Black Only Mode Enabled

Affected products



in the title section above.


The Black Only mode forces printer to print black and white only. The printer won't print in color for internal pages as well such as Print Quality Test Pages.

Ways to check if Black Only is enabled

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Print > Quality > Print Mode and check whether it is set to "Black and White" then change it to "Color".

Step 2: Navigate to Settings > Device > Maintenance > Configuration Menu > Print Configuration > Black Only Mode. Make sure this option is unchecked.

Step 3: Navigate to Settings > Security > Manage Permissions > Function Access > Color Print. Make sure this option has a check mark.

If all options above are set to Color but printer won't print in Color, contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance.

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  • Name and version of the solution
  • Affected printer model/s
  • Printer serial number
  • Toner/imaging unit/waste toner bottle part number and serial number

Please be near the product/s described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce callbacks.


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