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I had same problem it wont print with just black even by using the settings.You can trick it into thinking the color cartridge are full by taking out the color cartridge and taping over the clear part of the cartridge were you can see the level of ink.Thats how the machine knows weather or not the ink is full by looking through the glass by either light or some other way and if its blocked it thinks its full.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
If its Xerox, it will not allow you to print until the ink is repaced.
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
Try setting the driver to "Print in black and white". To do this, go to Start Menu -> Printers and faxes. The right click on your printer and select printing preferences. There you should see the "Print in black and white" checkbox. Check that and click OK. All color should print in black. Be sure to turn that back off when you want to print color again.
Posted on Sep 26, 2007
When you right click or choose print go into "properties" when the window pops up for your commands. In that window choose "preferences" then another window will pop up and in that window choose "print color images in Black and White".
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
Depending on what printer it is. many of the older HP models would just carry on without you having to go into any menus to tell it to just recognise the black ink but now they all seem to want you to have ink in all slots ( basicaly so that you have to go out and buy another set of inks and put more money in their pockets)
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
You should be able to select or de-select on which ink cartridge you want to use. If your running windows go to Start-Printers and faxes, within this window locate your default printer and right click on it then go to properties, now you should see different tabs at the very top. Select the tab for ink or it may say something similar. Their should be check box's for selecting blk\white or even gray scale. Hope this was helpful.
Posted on Sep 05, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing in black only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
AS far as I know you cannot put a black cartridge in the place of a colour cartridge it has to be a colour one. Check your printer properties to see if you can set your printer to work in black only, if you can then set it to black but leave the empty colour cartridge in place. This works for my 1800. Give it a try.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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