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Will my printer work if I only replace the "Black" cartridge?

Discussion in 'Epson InkJet Printers' started by Fretman, May 12, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2019
    Fretman

    Fretman Newbie to Printing

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    Hi,

    I have the Epson XP-330 model. I think it's also similar to the more popular XP-340 model. The printer status is telling me that my toner cartridges are low in ink right now. However, I only print in black and white. I rarely print in color. Is it possible to only replace the B&W cartridge and still be able to print? I read somewhere that some printers will not work unless all cartridges are at a minimum ink level.

    Thanks for your assistance.
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 10:26 PM
    Angelo G

    Angelo G Newbie to Printing

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    Unfortunately you will need to replace all cartridges just for the black to work. That’s how Epson programmes their machines to make money
     
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  3. May 17, 2019 at 11:10 PM
    Fretman

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    Thanks for your feedback. I'll probably wind up going with a different brand that doesn't do that.
     
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  4. May 17, 2019 at 11:13 PM
    Angelo G

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    Unfortunately, all companies do this such as Canon, HP, Epson just to name a few. If you want to avoid this problem altogether and print most if not all things in B&W take a look at a laser printer.
     
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  5. May 17, 2019 at 11:41 PM
    Fretman

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    Thanks...I will do that. I only print in black and white anyways. I guess Laser printers us toner cartridges instead of ink cartridges? Not sure of the price difference but hoping I get a few more sheets before having to refill.
     
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  6. May 17, 2019 at 11:44 PM
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    Yes they do use toner cartridges instead of ink cartridges. Laser printers are typically more expensive than inkjet printers but you get more bang for your buck with toner cartridges rather than inkjet cartridges. So basically with laser printers, you pay more at first but save more money in the long run.
     
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  7. May 17, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    Thanks...time to do some research and comparisons.
     
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