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Is there anyway to overide printer ink levels? i just want to print in black and my printer says i need colour to continue printing?

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No, this is a function of these units, technically, there is no reason why this needs to be, however, the manufacturers, have made it so the printers need BOTH Color & Black, inks to be full, else it will NOT print.

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