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Epson Stylus Photo R200 - print with black ink only

I replaced my black ink cartridge b/c this is all I need to print with at this time, but system is still requesting that I change out two other cartridges. Is there anyway to get around this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    i only need a black ink but i cant print because im missing the light cyan

  • A_Cman22 Nov 24, 2008

    It really ticks me off that just because one cartridge is out of ink, the whole printer stops working. Older printers back in the day just kept on printing, even if the cartridge was empty and nothing was comming out on the paper. Why can't THIS printer operate this way?



    It sure would help at times like right now when you are out of ink and no stores are open, so you can't exactly just go out and buy more ink.



    How do I know that just because the indicator says the cartridge is out of ink that it doesn't have just a little bit left to finsih up a project?



    God forbid you just might get your money's worth out of the cartridge.

  • cathylane Mar 06, 2009

    NEED NEW PRINTER..ONLY NEED BLACK INK... PRINTER WILL NOT, NOT BE USED FOR PHOTOS....WHAT PRINTER SHOULD BE PURCHASED.

  • cathylane Mar 06, 2009

    NEED ONLY BLACK INK

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    Unable to print with Black only when two colors are almost empty

  • WHATDOIDO Apr 14, 2009

    I hate this printer. The CD thing never worked either. My colors in photos always have to be tweaked. I bought some fake ink on ebay and it goes through them in one print. i need a black only print. why does it need yellow AGAIN??? grrrrrrrr. I seriously want to throw this printer off a building.

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Nope.....

Epson will not print unless all carts have ink in them to some degree. If the light is on for any reason, printing will be halted.

For future reference, once the color carts have been replaced, you can set the printing defaults to print in either gray scale or BW only. Keep in mind that Epson printers tend to mess up if you don't use the ink at least once a week.

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