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My Epson Stylus C43SX does not print without the black ink

Whenever i try to print with my fonts all in dark blue, my printer does not print it because it says the black ink is empty

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    My epson DX4000 doesn't print if an ink is empty. I don't know why, but this is really annoying as the cartrige is kinda expensive too. [They add 2-3$ to the price monthly] And whenever you change an ink cause it's empty all of a sudden the other inks lose some "levels" too.


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    the printer will print but no blue ink willbe used

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I sympathise with your frustration - we all feel it. Epson printers, by design, will only work if all cartridges are present and correct. When you change a cartridge or carry out a head clean, the ink charging and head cleaning is carried out on all cartridges. So what you are experiencing is normal, I'm sorry to say.

My advice is to buy the cheapest compatible cartridges you can get - have a look at e-bay in particular. In the UK a set for the DX4000 would cost less than 6 UK pounds, including shipping. If you are prepared to buy several sets at once you can save a lot more.

Note for future reference that your query was in the C43SX section - make sure you post your queries in the right section, otherwise people who could help you may well not see it.

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