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Why can't I print using only black ink?

I bought a floor model Epson, and After running out of color ink, I switched settings to blank ink only, and it won't print, it just says to change colored ink. So does this mean it only works when you have all cartriges full? How do I print with just black ink?

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If any cartridge is empty, the printer will not print at all. No, there is no way around this.

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