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Printing in black only

I changed all my ink cartridges on my printer, and now only prints in black, please help

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Re: printing in black only

Are you using genuine Epson ink? Is it under a year old/ If so you have a warranty repair. Make sure you peeled off the tape from inks. Run a cleaning cycle. If still no color, you may need printheads. Not worth repairing.

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