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How can i find a way around printing in black and white with an empty color ink cartridge? my Kodak HERO 5.1 won't let me print without having replaced the color ink cartridge. is there a way around this?

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Try greyscale printing

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One of the possible reason why you can't print black in white because Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. More than that Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head.

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Go through your standard print procedure. File>print then look for the properties button which is usually on the top right of the window. Press Properties and look for either Printing in B/W or grey scale. That should prevent your color cartridges from printing. After you check that box, you should be able to print black only.

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SOURCE: Won't print with only 1 cartridge empty

sorry you can print unless all your cartridge are having some ink

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SOURCE: why can't I print black and white when color empty

Because the printer need all cartridges not empty to initialized and printing, scanning or copying.Just replace the empty ink.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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The printer won't print. It says replace the color ink cartridge. All I want to do is print black and white.


You can only use the black ink cartridge without the color ink. But no need to replace them in your printer.
When you print just choose black and white for the printed text must be black not colored. But if you still received such notification...just try to replace the color ink cartridge to continue printing
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That's the way Kodak works
It won't allow yu to do anything if any of the lights are flashing or there is a error message

NO RESOLUTION

Get your color ink cartridge replaced by Kodak.
Just say its a new color ink cartridge and printer is saying its empty!!

Hurraay you'll get a free color ink cartridge

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Changing the black cartridge also require change of color


The printer is very good.I ve been using it for approx 1 year now.The printer works on a combination of both black as well as colour ink cartridges.If any of the cartridge is empty,printer will not print.Kindly call Kodak with your problems at 1800 421 6699 and they will take care of the issue for you.

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