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Can this printer work on black ink only without the 3 colours inserted.thank you.

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Sorry, it is impossible. Epson printers are programed to don't work if one of the cartridges is empty/Faulting. I don't know why that happens, i am not epson developer...

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If you get low ink notifications from your print monitor, you can either disable the print monitor or disable the notifications. Please, let us know if you need assistance w/ this.

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