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How can I print off my Epson DX7450 using the balck ink cartridge

I have a DX7450 printer -
I would very much appreciate it if I could be advised as to how to print off my documents using the black ink cartridge only. Up to now I have to keep replacing the colour ink cartridges, in order to just print off documents in Black ink only - this does not seem right or to make sense?

Thank you for your assistance with the above problem.
Suzie

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  • bappus Jan 29, 2009

    Exactly the same problem with me...despite changing Printer Preferences in the Control Panel to Black Ink Only, Epson's software overrides this and insists I top up my coloured cartridges, even though I only want to print out a b&w document and have plenty of black ink left! Extremely frustrating!

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SOURCE: Black ink print failure after cartridge replaced

The Edge, -Clean the electrical contacts on the printer where the cartridge connects with alcohol. After it dries clean the same contacts with a regular pink, non-abrasive pencil eraser making sure you remove all the debris when done. -Its also possible there is an air bubble preventing the flow of ink. You can try inserting a full cartridge of ink in the printer and letting it sit overnight then running a nozzle clean job or two. Another alternative if you have a syringe you may want to try gently forcing ink into it. If you?re really desperate you can try drilling a small hole into the cartridge to give gravity feeding a hand. BE WARNED the air hole will let ink flow pretty well and you run the chance of making a mess. Before you pull the cartridge out of the printer make sure you cover the hole with tape so the ink doesn?t make even more mess. -Check the cartridge alignment making sure the contacts are mating to the printer. -If it still doesn?t work I would try cleaning your nozzles. Even though I doubt you have clogged nozzles its worth a try because of the following: If you search the Internet you?ll find that this specific model is know for failing to print some or all colors after about 1 ½ to 2 years of use, even with Epson inks. Most of the posts I?ve seen blame it on clogged nozzles but I suspect a good number of them, like yours, have another explanation for their failure. Ink jet printers use resistors to create heat to create a bubble in the ink to eject it out of the nozzle (Bubble jet) or in the case of Epson, vibrating crystals push ink into and out of the nozzles (piezoelectric). We?ve already cleaned the electrical contacts and cleaned the nozzles so what remain are defective nozzles, short between the nozzle and the controller board or a defective controller board. Since the printer is only worth 1 or 2 hundred dollars repairs at a shop or buying these repair parts can easily exceed ½ its cost. Hope something here works for you, I just recently had to toss a great printer too. Let us know what happens and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Epson 1290 (Suzie Tisch)

Try printing a test page by going to Start>Control Panel>Printers then select the printer, right click for Properties and click on Print test page. Inspect for all colors. If all colors are present then check the resolution settings. Which application are you printing from?

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: EPSON PRINTERS how to replace inks in epson DX 7450

You must surely have sorted this one out by now Doris! However, if you haven't, how to change print cartridges on a DX7450 is very clearly explained in the user handbook (on the CD that came with your printer). Insert the CD and select "Custom Install" then "Users Guide". Once its installed, double click the new Epson Icon on your screen and selct "Printing" then "Replacing Ink Cartridges". If you don't have a CD, download the User's Guide from the Epson website at http://www.epson.com - just choose your locale, then select Get Drivers and Support - Printers.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: don't know how to move the cartridges to replace the ink.

i need to replace ink cartridges on a epson dx7450. Can anyone help?

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson DX8400: how can i get it to print black only

Sorry Desperate. All inkjet printers, from all companies,  are programed to only operate with ink in all containers to avoid other problems. Their is no workaround. Please rate me not harshly just  because you don't like the answer. Rate based upon the truth of an answer. 

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