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After cartridge change, the printer will not work

I replaced theblack ink cartridge, which is all I use. Several of the color cartridges are out but I do not need them. The printer was printing until the black cartridge needed replacing. Now, I cannot get the printer to work. I am not interested in doing photos because it is cheaper to go to a commercial establishment. Therefore, the color cartridges are of no import in the use of this printer. The cartridge holder moves across but the paper is not feeding through the machine. My business is being held hostage as I cannot print my bills.

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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. 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. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.

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