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Black ink Will the printer NOT print if there is ONLY the black ink in there?

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  • cheesy327 Jul 03, 2008

    there's no way to circumvent this? i just want to print black and white text, i don't want to have to spend the $40 to replace all 3 colors when i dont use them

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Inkjet printers especially epson product requires you to have all the ink cartridges installed on it, and they should have inks so that it will not give you an error message ink out. that is designed that way so that whenever you power on the on the printer it will keep the printhead primed and prevent dust and air to go to nzzles and clog it.. hope this info helps..

pls dont 4get to rate solution. if you have any other concerns just tell me, i own a lot of epson printers.

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