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Unfortunately, you cannot print without using black ink on Epson, and most other, printers. Some printers allow you to use a combination of the color ink to create a "false black". But, the Epson Stylus C46 cannot do this.
Time to pick up some ink!
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Is the black ink cartridge empty? If not, have you tried cleaning the print heads? Sometimes, if printers are used a lot, or used and then left unused for a long period, ink can dry on the print heads. While this usually just results in bad print quality, in extreme cases it can prevent the ink from printing at all. Check this article for directions on cleaning the print head.
Epson has an interactive troubleshooting guide on their support site.
From the link above, choose your model printer. You will then be brought to the main page of your printer. Then, click on the "interactive help program" link under the Troubleshooting Guide section.
Through this, you will be able to find an article describing what all the indicator lights mean and how to possibly resolve the issues.