Hey There, I am Sofia Carter. Trying to get a printout in black but can’t. hp printer not printing in black is one of the most common issues experienced by HP users. The reasons behind this error are many but you should start by checking your black ink cartridge. Check if there is enough black ink in the cartridge and the cartridges are installed properly. Make sure you are using branded cartridges as local ones can cause many issues like this to your printer.