How to print when one cartridge is empty in Epson printer
Epson printer runs out of ink amidst an important printing task. To manage temporarily with one ink cartridge, you can use the quick steps given below to fix the issue. Use the available ink cartridge to continue printing the document.
Print using one cartridge in Epson printer
- Search for Printers and Devices from the Windows.
- Choose your Epson printer model and right-click to view the drop down option.
- Select Properties and then click Color Options in the ink set.
- Click on the ink color that is available in your printer.
- Select Apply and cancel the print queue.
- Click the Quality Option and choose Plain Paper as the Type Setting.
- Check on Grayscale in the Print Option to limit the ink cartridge usage.
- Select OK and run print.
How to print using a single ink cartridge in Epson
Printing with a single ink might affect the quality of prints. It is not advisable to proceed with printing using a single ink cartridge. In case of emergency, you can force the Epson printer to print with one ink cartridge. It will enable you to print temporarily, but replace the ink as soon as possible.
In the absence of black ink, all the remaining colors combine itself to print in black color. Follow the quick steps to enable printing using the single ink cartridge in the Epson printer. In Windows, search for Printers and Devices. Choose your Epson printer model and right-click to view the drop-down options.
Select Properties option, and then click Color options in the ink set. If black ink is insufficient, choose the Color set option. Choose Black ink, if the color ink is out. Select Apply to update the changes made. Cancel/Stop the print queue in your Epson printer. The options will vary for Mac and Windows.
For Windows, cancel the print jobs in the print queue. Search for Printers and Devices and choose your Epson printer model. Select the Quality Option to enter the Type Setting. Choose Plain Paper in the Type Setting option. Go to the Print Option and enable the Grayscale check-box.
Enabling the Grayscale option will reduce the usage of colors and prints only in monochrome. Click OK to apply the changes. The updated monochrome setting will appear on your computer screen. Try to print a photo or document. The Epson printer prints in monochrome temporarily.
In Mac, stop the print jobs in the print queue. Search for Epson Printer Utility in the Finder menu. A dialog box will flash on the desktop screen. Select Driver Settings and enable Permit temporary black printing check-box. View the Print Settings, and click Plain Papers in Media Type Setting option.
Choose the Grayscale option to print in monochrome. Click OK to apply the changes made. Open a document or photo and try printing. But, this solution can be used temporarily. Make sure that you replace the old ink cartridge as soon as possible.