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I want to print ONLY black & White with my Epson CX4700 scanner/printer. However it will not print if any of the color cartridges are not in place. I do not print color and yet I am having to replace them?????!!! Is there a way to print without the color in place?

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I am sorry to tell you that epson printers will not print if any of the cartridges are empty. You need to replace the empty ones before you can print again.

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