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Hi there, I have an Epson DX8450 and would like to know if i can print black without the other colour cartridges. It keeps telling me to insert colour cartriges before i can print. i only have black ink at the moment and only wish to print black text. thanks in advance for any help. John

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Hello weejohnnymc

The printer is likely going to want cartridges inserted (even if they're empty).

Install the used or empty color cartridges. Then go to your printer settings and choose to print by default in "Grey Scale". This will force it to use only the black ink.

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.

To Set your printer to use Greyscale (black ink only) by default:

START
CONTROL PANEL
PRINTERS AND FAXES
Right Click on the printer In question
Choose PROPERTIES
You should now be at the GENERAL tab
Click on the PRINTING PREFERENCES button at the bottom
Click on the COLOR tab
Place a check mark in the box to the left of PRINT IN GREYSCALE
Click the OK button
Click the OK button again


Please, let us know if this response was helpful for your or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you
BJ

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello weejohnnymc

    How did it go? Did the information I provided you w/ enable you to set your printer to grayscale-by-default printing?

    I DO hope that is the case. :) If it isn't, please, post back here and we'll continue to assist you.

    If it is the case, would you kindly take just a moment to close the problem by assigning a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your generosity and show of appreciation.

    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
    BJ @:)

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