Why won’t my Epson printer print in black when a Colour cartridge is empty?
Access the printer settings. Click the Main tab, and then select the appropriate Quality Option setting. Select plain papers or Envelope as the Type setting. Select the Grayscale check box in Print Options.
Can you run an Epson printer with just black ink?
You can download and install the Epson Drivers and Utilities Combo Package from the Downloads tab on your product’s support page. If printing stops, you can cancel your print job and select settings to temporarily print with only black ink on plain paper or on an envelope.