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In other make like HP it'll print without colour cartridges.But in this model Epson there is no possibilities of printing without a single cartridge.You may reset the cartridge and use it for printing.But reset process only reset chips.
Epson uses the black cartridge mostly, but also adds color to the black printing in order to keep the color inks from drying in the print jets on the printhead.
They also make lots of money that way...
Unfortunately, Epson printers demand that both black and colour cartridges are OK before the printer will work at all. Now, if you are really sure that you only want to print black, the most cost-effective solution for you is to buy an Epson Chip resetter on E-Bay. This will reset your empty colour cartridge to "full", as far as the printer is concerned. You can then happily continue with your black-only printing.
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You want to make changes to the printer settings to once again print in Black and White or Grayscale mode by going to Start Menu, Control Panel, Printers. Right click your printer and select Properties. Now make the changes to everything prints Black and White or Grayscale. This will make the change effective system wide as opposed to what you did which was for a single print job in a program.
Now, unfortunately, you will still get an error message that your color cartridges are empty anyway because they are.
To disable the error message do this. Press and Hold the Stop/Reset button for 6 full seconds and then release it?
Use the one Mississippi method of counting.
This will disable the empty cartridge error on most Epson printers.
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hello, I hav Epson Stylus Dx4050, there is black ink,but the colours finished and it stopped printing, so please if you could tell me if the 4 colours must be there to print or what can I do?
Thanks very much
Try replacing the magenta cartridge... Does it also do this when you try to use it as a copier? If so, try to clean the head.. If it only happens when you're printing from the computer, try to reinstall the driver
Turn the printer off overnight and try the head cleaning process again. Leaving it unpowered for an extended period softens the ink and makes the cleaning more effective. It may require several cleaning cycles.