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Can i print with epson dx 4000 using only black ink i have run out of magenta can i alter my printer just to use black

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Yes in the properties menu or setup of your printer you can look out for one word grayscale just click on that and you can deffinetly take a print out of anything in black and white. When you press ctrl plus P you can directly go for properties or option just browse for few minutes you will deffinetly find your grayscale option just check it and take your printouts.

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