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Hi, I have an Epson DX4200 I run out of the three colours ink cartridges, but just put in a black cartridge and is not printing. As far as know, it should print black if my black ink is full, even if the other three colours are empty. Is this correct? and how can I make my epson print at list black if the black ink is full? Thanks a lot in advance Helen

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I have an Epson color printer ,but not the same model. If any of the colors of ink or out it will not allow one to print anything until the cartrage is replaced. It is built that way to stop the ink for totally running out . I just read this in this months comsumers reports magizine. Sorry.

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