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Can I print black and white without having color cartridges?

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You need to have color cartridges installed for your printer to function. You can however print black and white with empty color cartridges. If you do this you may damage the print head and not be able to print in color again. If you can live without color printing I recommend a monochrome laser printer. It will never print color, costs 1/2 as much to print with, won't dry out, and the cartridges last way longer than ink cartridges.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Printer will not print with color cartridge in

go to dell AIO center

click maintain/troubleshoot on the top

under trouble aio problems - click ink levels

click maintenace tabs

and then clean print cartridges and align print cartridges. then try printing a test page.

if this does not work, remove the cartridges and install them again.

let me know how it goes

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SOURCE: why can't I print black and white when color empty

Because the printer need all cartridges not empty to initialized and printing, scanning or copying.Just replace the empty ink.

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SOURCE: Won't print with only 1 cartridge empty

sorry you can print unless all your cartridge are having some ink

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: printing in black & white when color cartridge ran out

One of the possible reason why you can't print black in white because Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. More than that Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head.

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SOURCE: switching between color and black and white

Go here. In the search box in the center of the screen, type "print with black ink only" and click Search. Choose the appropriate link, and you will get instructions for printing from either Windows or Mac.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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