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I have a Stylus CX 5000 with a new black ink cartrige and empty color cartriges. I only need black/white printed material. It won't print at all. What can I do to make it print just black and white copies?

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Epson software does not permit printing when any of the cartridges are empty. It is a way to make sure you purchase more ink (It stinks, we all agree). They also use the color cartridges to make up black ink, then print the black over the top!! Again a way to make sure it uses more ink than it is supposed to.
Good thing is there are plenty of compatibles on the market that work very well and cost much less than Epson OEM's.
Sorry it is not the answer you are looking for.
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