C6B CARTRIDGE FORMULATION
TEXT BLACK
PIGMENT
PGI-5BK C1020P
CYAN CLI-8C C2032D
MAGENTA CLI-8M C6121D
YELLOW CLI-8Y C0797D
PHOTOBLACK CLI-8BK C1109D
PHOTOCYAN CLI-8PC C2033D
PHOTOMAGENTA CLI-8PM C6120D
C7B_16b_800
PGI-5BK ink is text black pigment used solely when printing on plain or copy paper. The PG at the start of the cartridge model number is shortform for PiGment. Text black pigment ink is preferred for sharper text printing, has less bleed on papers, is waterproof and will not fade. Text black pigment ink is slightly slightly costlier than dye ink.

All other CLI-8 colors used in this printer are dye inks.  The photoblack black  ink is used when printing photos on glossy paper.

If the printer has a duplex mode or two sided printing feature, photoblack dye is used on one side and text black pigment on the other.

Because of the way an inkjet printer works, a small quantity of color ink is still used during maintenance functions even if you print mainly text.