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I only use blac ink cartridge in my printer esp 3200 all in one. why does the printer have to have full color cartridge for the printer to print black print. both cartridges in are in printer.

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The reason is fairly simple. A tiny amount of ink has to emit from the color cartridge to keep the printer heads for the color from drying out completely. Let's say you bought a new printer and never used the color cartridge for 6 months but it was warrantied for 1 year. After 6 months you sell it to someone else and they can't print color. The manufacturer can be held responsible and has to pay to have the heads replaced. They just lost any profit they made on the printer to begin with.

That's why.

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