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I am out of magenta ink and the black still wont

I am out of magenta ink only
and the black still wont print??

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Hiya,
Unfortunatly this is the curse of Epson and most modern printers, to be able to print you need the full colour set available.
Been through the same thing myself as well as with family and friends.
It's very frustrating.
Sorry I cant help further.
Mike

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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