My EpsonDX4450 won't print Black ink only when the Cyan is empty
Much as I'd love to say that Epson are being a bunch of "robbing gits" as you put it, in this instance they are actually helping protect your investment.
If the printer was allowed to print without a valid ink supply on one of the ink types it would soon fill the printhead with either foam or air. Either promotes clogging.
Now, whilst you might be certain that you're using just black, the printer may be programmed to use a small amount of the other colours (depends on the settings) so common sense often needs dispensing with.
It's a pain in the backside, granted but it is intended to stop you from having much bigger issues later on.
Appreciate that's not a "fix" but hopefully it explains why you're in the bind you are.
My advice would be to purchase a cheap mono laser, especially if your printing it primarily of black text type... It's cheaper and you don't have to worry about consumables you don't use.
Jun 11, 2009 |
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