Question about Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Only One Ink Cartridge out of Ink But can't print

Hi Can anyone help me? I have an Espon Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer, Is there anyway that when you are running out of one ink cartridge that you can print in a different color. At the moment I get a warning that I'm out of the Yellow Ink, which is ok, however, the file I want to print is in Black, however, The printer won't print saying that I need to to replace the Yellow Ink Cartridge. It is so fustrating that just because one ink Cartrige is out that I can't print at all, is there any way around this, as I don't have any spare cartridges and it will take time to order a new one. I hope someone can help, Thanks, Rob

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers
Re: Only One Ink Cartridge out of Ink But can't print

The machine needs all six cartridges. No way around it. This you could try go online download the Epson utility from Installit. learn to use it- click on the icon to set up the printer then right click the task bar icon and look at all the options With all six cart in place use rest set all colours Then try.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Epson Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer won't print with new ink cartridges

Silly question: Did you remove the plastic tape from the bottom of the cartridges when you installed them?

Apr 30, 2012 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Epson Stylus PHOTO R220 red lights keep flashing

I hope this will help you :)
* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
* RED paper light is On- If the CD/DVD try guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray guide, load paper, then press the paper button. Your paper ran out or multiple sheets loaded at the same time . Load paper and press the paper butoon to resume printing.
* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
* RED Ink Light Flashes - One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the message that appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in " Checking the Ink Supply". Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
* RED Ink Light is ON- One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed. If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be incomaptible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge
* RED Ink and RED paper lights flash alternately- The CD/DVD tray guide was left open when you turned on the printer or when printing on paper. Just simply close it/
* Green Power Light is Off; RED paperand RED Ink Lights flashing- Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. Or it may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

Jul 06, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

My printer is leaving horizontal streaks across

When I had the same problem, I found out, that Epson did not like Generic Ink. As soon as I replaced it with Genuine Epson Ink, it was fine.

Make sure you do Maintenance, Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning. You might be clogged?

Good Luck.

Nov 05, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Espon cx5000 printing problem

Try to reinstall your printer.

Check if you have installed the ink cartridge properly.

Clean your print head.

Make sure you are installing a original Epson ink cartridge and not just a refill ink.

Sep 10, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX5000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

My r220 epson will not prit anything

The ink indicator permanently on indicates an ink cartridge problem, (not that the protection counter needs resetting). The status monitor picture of the ink cartridges should show which cartridge is at fault, it will have a red X on it. The cartridge is empty, faulty, or in the wrong position. Alternatively, you may have an internal fault e.g. with the system board. But change the indicated faulty cartridge first.

Jan 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Cant detect ink!!!!


There is a problem with the sensor on the printer, try using an ink cartridge just for troubleshooting purposes, if everything fails. have it service or buy a new printer instead.

Hope this helps

Oct 30, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Epson r220 printer problem

try replacing the black ink cartridge with a genuine epson cartridge.

Aug 18, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

R220 inkjet ------------- won't print

No it,s not a glitch, the printer is informing you that these are also out of ink.
Go To START/PRINTERS/Right Click On EpsonR220/Printer Preferences. Tick The Box Draft Or Text.
Should Now Print In Monochrome ( Black and white )
Yoou probably have it set to photo or other colour option.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 27, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer Logo

514 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Epson Printers & Copiers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4719 Answers

Are you an Epson Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides