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Can our epson cx4200 print with just the black cartridge being full and the clored ones empty. If so, how do I do this?

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But.. you can buy a chip resetter to make the printer think they are still full, or to use all the ink even when it says it is empty.
http://www.prink.co.uk/ink-cartridges/pages/epsonchipresetter.htm

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You cant , you need all cartridge

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